5 Airbus A320 getting converted to Low cost carriers for the winter session

AI to convert 5 Airbuses into low-cost carriers

AI to convert 5 Airbuses into low-cost carriers

NACIL which runs Air India has planned to convert 5 of its A320 planes into low cost carriers under the Air India Express Brand. I guess a normal A320 has 124 economy class seats and 20 J- class seats. This seems to be a cool idea by NACIL working for the winter sessions. So overall the number of seats increases to 168. The converted aircrafts would fly 10 sectors. Theses include flights to Sharjah from Hyderabad, Cochin, Trivandrum, Amritsar and Lucknow, Calicut-Dubai, Chennai-Kuala Lumpur, and Chennai-Colombo and the routes are not yet confirmed, will be told next week

However, industry sources say Calicut-Dubai and Chennai-Colombo are routes where there is a demand for business class. Business class flyers account for 12 per cent of the revenue and many say the strategy to move more and more aircraft into a single configuration could have an adverse impact on the company’s total revenues from these flights. Basically Air India operates 193 weekly flights to 14 Intl destinations namely

Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Muscat, Salalah, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Colombo and Dhaka from 17 Indian cities.

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~ by anand213 on September 23, 2009.

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