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Changing flight path: Air India now flying more on metro-to-metro routes

Exiting unviable ones as part of domestic strategy

Air India. Photo: Bloomberg

'Airline profitability is a sum of profitable routes it operates on. It always makes more sense to have a dense presence on metro routes than have a thin presence across multiple routes'

Deepak Patel New Delhi
Tata Group-owned Air India, under its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Campbell Wilson, is optimising its domestic strategy under which the carrier is “densifying” its presence on metro-to-metro routes and exiting from unviable ones, Business Standard has learnt.

Wilson took charge on July 25.

Air India has increased its flights on metro-to-metro routes such as Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Bengaluru, Mumbai-Chennai, Mumbai-Bengaluru, and Hyderabad-Mumbai between June and November this year.

The carrier this month started flights between Hyderabad and Chennai.

Under Wilson, the carrier has stopped flights on eight routes — Delhi-Ranchi, Delhi-Raipur, Delhi-Nagpur, Aizawl-Imphal, Bhopal-Pune, Kolkata-Dibrugarh, Kolkata-Dimapur, and Kolkata-Jaipur —

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First Published: Nov 28 2022 | 6:05 AM IST

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