Indian carrier Air India on Friday announced that it plans to induct over 30 new planes and operate routes to four new international destinations over the next six months.
The Tata-owned airline expects to expand routes to North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia, while also adding more than 400 weekly flights to its domestic and international route network until March 2024, as part of the winter schedule, effective from October 29 to March 30 next year.
“Between now and March 2024, Air India expects to induct over 30 wide body and narrow body aircraft to its fleet, including six A350s, four B777s and 20 A320 neos,” it said in a release.
The airline expects to receive deliveries of new aircraft over the next six months, which is the impetus for its route expansion. Earlier this year, Air India placed orders for 470 aircraft with Airbus and Boeing.
“While modernising our fleet and introducing new products and services is a top priority in Air India’s ongoing transformation journey, we are equally focused on densifying and expanding our route network to capture the rapidly growing demand in the market,” Air India CEO and MD Campbell Wilson said in a statement.