Air India's winter schedule boosts routes, capacity

Flag carrier Air India (AI) has announced its winter schedule which comes into effect from 25 October. It has also said it will introduce Long Range Boeing 777 aircraft on all seven West-bound destinations as well as the Tokyo route.

The B-777s will now cover the routes to Newark, Paris, Toronto and Tokyo, plying all long-haul destinations to the US, Europe, Canada and Japan.

According to the new schedule announced by the carrier, the Amritsar-London-Toronto flight will now operate four days a week from Amritsar and from Delhi on the three remaining days.

Additional flights on the Mumbai-Riyadh and Delhi-Riyadh routes will increase the number of flights to 11 per week.

A daily, non-stop A319 flight will be introduced between Chennai and Muscat. The Air India Express flight on the Kozhikode-Muscat-Kozhikode route will now become a daily flight.

The carrier is also reintroducing its service on the Bangalore-Pune route in its winter schedule.