Air India's Mumbai-Delhi-Shanghai flights will become direct services from 30 March

Beijing: Flag carrier, Air India, said Friday that starting 30 March it would convert its Delhi-Shanghai flights, via Bangkok, into direct services that would cut travel time. These non-stop direct services would operate from Shanghai to Delhi, and onwards to Mumbai, four times a  week.

The flights to India would be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. In a statement the full -service carrier said that the flights will depart Shanghai at 2200 hrs and arrive in Delhi at 0200 hrs and Mumbai at 0520 hrs, the next day.

On the return leg, it will depart Mumbai at 0800 hrs, Delhi at 1130 hrs and arrive in Shanghai at 2010 hrs the same day, it said.

Air India had launched services to Shanghai four years ago.