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AI combines Mumbai-NY flight with Mumbai-Newark flight from Mar 16

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Thursday announced that it is combining the Mumbai-flight with its Mumbai-flight from March 16 to May 31 "due to operational reasons".

As has kept its airspace closed since the Balakot air strike by the on February 26, Air India's expenditure on flights to and the US has increased significantly.

On Wednesday, had announced it is suspending its flights on the Delhi-and Delhi-routes from March 16 "till further notice" due to "operational reasons".

In a tweet on Thursday, the national carrier said the combined flight AI144 will depart from at 2.15 pm (local time), make a stop in New York, and then arrive at the airport next day at 2.10 pm (local time).

The combined flight AI191 will depart from the airport at 1.30 am (local time), make a stop in New York, and then arrive at airport at 8.15am (local time), said in its tweet.

On Wednesday, the national carrier had said that AI135 Delhi-flight and AI136 Madrid-flight would be suspended from March 16, 2019, till further notice.

It added that AI113 Delhi-flight and AI114 Birmingham-flight would be suspended too.

The said that AI117 Delhi-Amritsar-flight and AI118 Birmingham-Amritsar-flight would also be suspended too.

The had also offered full refund to customers.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 00:10 IST