CHENNAI: Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, will soon be operating a flight from Bangalore to Colombo via Madurai, according to Air India’s regional director, southern region, Captain S Arulmani.
Speaking to Express at a function organised to honour top travel agents of Chennai who have achieved high sales and helped Air India grow further on late Friday night, he said schedules are being planned in this regard.
He said Alliance Air has planned to operate the Colombo flight from Madurai as it was along the expectations of the travelling public.
Similarly, Air India has plans to operate Airbus 320 Neo aircraft from Chennai to destinations like Singapore and Bangkok. “This will happen once we get the additional aircraft,” said Captain Arulmani.
Air India is planning to add 100 more aircraft to its fleet in the next three years. Currently, it touches 71 domestic and 41 international destinations. It is also planning to add Tel Aviv and Washington as new international destinations along with one in Scandinavian country which could be either Stockholm or Copenhagen.
The national carrier is also betting big on its new four Dreamliner aircraft which it is planing to acquire by October. These could travel at an altitude of 43,000 feet.
The travel agents honoured included Riya Travels and Akbar Travels in both International and domestic sectors, Balmer Lawrie in domestic sector and FCM Travels in the international sector.