Air India sets up global aviation hub at Frankfurt











In a major initiative towards strengthening its global network, Air India will make its first-ever international hub operational at Frankfurt this month-end, launching scissor operations to and from North America with a brand new fleet of Boeing aircraft.

At Frankfurt, a passenger flying from Delhi to Newark will be quickly transferred to the Mumbai-Newark flight and a person travelling to Chicago from Mumbai would have to change the aircraft on the Delhi-Chicago route. It will take about 19 hours, including the changeover time at Frankfurt, for a passenger to reach the US cities from India.

“The Frankfurt hub will become operational on March 29, the beginning of the summer schedule, for some of Air India’s flights and will offer more convenient connections to a larger originating traffic,” airline’s executive director Jitender Bhargava said. AI’s decision to have a global hub in Europe follows a similar hub being operated by Jet.



~ by anand213 on March 2, 2009.

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