Published On: Thu, Oct 27th, 2016

Air India to launch new flights to Tel Aviv, Washington, Stockholm and Africa

The new route is part of the carrier's expansion plans.


Government-owned Air India plans to launch new flights to Tel Aviv, Woshington, Stockholm and to some cities in Africa, the carrier’s chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani has announced. The airline is yet to give time schedule for when the flights will be launched.

Lohani added that the airline will receive six Boeing 787 aircraft and three 777, which will join the company’s fleet next year, The Hindu reported.Air India’s operations unveiling of the airline’s new mobile application Lohani said, “We are going to connect Washington, Africa, Tel Aviv and many others.”Using the new app, passengers can obtain their flight boarding pass on their smart phones, the app developer said in a statement. In addition, the passengers would receive regular flight updates, and they could use the app for mobile boarding. From December 1, the carrier will start its Delhi-Madrid service and is also increasing the frequency of its Bangalore-Delhi-San Francisco flight to six days a week.

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd operates weekly flights between Tel Aviv and Mumbai. Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific will be operating flights between Tel Aviv and Hong Kong starting in March 2017.


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