Air India is planning to launch flights to more regional destinations across India, and has initiated the process of identifying the aircraft to be used.
The Economic Times reported the national carrier’s chairman & managing direction, Ashwin Lohani, as saying that he is planning to introduce several smaller jet aircraft to facilitate the expansion.
“Our prime focus is to increase regional connectivity. We will try to connect as many places as possible,” Lohani was quoted saying. “We are looking at various [aircraft] options, but smaller jets seem to fit the bill. They would be faster, cost less and, perhaps, even be cheaper to operate,” he added.
Currently, the airline operates three Bombardier CRJ-700 regional jets, along with a fleet of ATR turboprop aircraft. The new aircraft are likely to be Bombardiers. Jack Ham Womens JerseyShare This