Winning Bizness Desk
Mumbai. If you want to travel by flight for less money, then Air India is going to start a special facility for you. Amidst efforts by Tata group airline Air India to expand its global network and market share, its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Campbell Wilson on Saturday said the airline will introduce economy class with more amenities on long-haul international flights. In the next decade, India and Air India will get a chance to play a major role in the world's aviation sector. He said that Air India can increase its market share to at least 30 per cent on domestic and international routes.
Long-term revival plan ahead
The airline is working on a long-term revival plan as it wants to grow its fleet as well as its global network over the next five years. Wilson said that rugs, curtains, seat cover-cushions would be changed in the near future. Menus have been completely changed in domestic flights, apart from this, more comfortable economy class will start in long distance international flights from next month, which will give a lot of relief to the passengers.
Talks going on for the order of planes
Explain that due to lack of funds and spare parts, the aircraft of the airline were not in operation for many years. About 20 such aircraft have been repaired. Apart from this, the lease of 30 additional aircraft has been fixed, which will be available in the next 12 months and their supply will start from next week. Apart from this, talks are on with Boeing, Airbus and engine manufacturers for ordering new generation aircraft.
These flights will start soon
Air India has expanded operations domestically and internationally and has introduced more flights to Vancouver, Sydney and Melbourne. Wilson said that now we have direct flights from seven cities of India to London. Apart from this, direct flights will be started to San Francisco, New York and Newark in the next few weeks.