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Air India likely to launch Mumbai-Frankfurt flight from June

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-run carrier is likely to start a direct flight from to from June as it seeks to expand its operations to Europe, official sources said.

According to the official sources, the would operate thrice a week from the metropolis and depart for in the morning hours.

"We are finalising the slots, and once we are done with it we will make a formal announcement," they said.

The currently operates a regular flight on the Delhi-route.

"The new service from has been in demand for long, and hopefully we can start it by mid June or towards the end of the month," sources added.

Among European cities, the flies directly to destinations such as Stockholm, Madrid, Vienna, Paris, London, Rome, and

The had last month announced increasing the frequency between Delhi-to four days a week as part of its efforts to expand its network and capacity augmentation.

With new aircraft being added to its fleet, sources said the is focussing on its network to increase market share.

In March this year, it stood at 13.4 per cent.

Seeking to improve its passenger-friendly image, CMD Pradeep Singh Kharola has asked senior level officials including the general managers to conduct night visits at the airports and have a first hand experience from the passengers about the services provided.

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First Published: Wed, May 09 2018. 19:50 IST