New Delhi: Air India has announced new non-stop international flights. The flights will be operated on Mumbai to Nairobi (Kenya) route from November 27, 2019 in Boeing 787. According to the airline’s official website-airindia.in, “Air India commences operations from Mumbai to Nairobi with its nonstop flights four times a week from 27th November 2019.”
The new flights will be operated on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Interested passengers can book their tickets for this new route from Air India’s official website. It may be noted that the domestic air traffic in October increased by 3.98 per cent compared to the same month last year, as per the data released by the DGCA on Monday. In September this year, the domestic passenger growth was just 1.18 per cent compared to the same month last year. The domestic air traffic last month consisted of 12.31 million passengers compared to 11.84 million passengers in the same month last year, a jump of 3.98 per cent, as per data.
Air India in its tweet said, “Now enjoy classic African wildlife experience at Nairobi National Park with Nonstop flight to #Nairobi from #Mumbai. To book tickets and avail attractive benefits of @staralliance network log on to http://airindia.in @IndiainKenya.”
As per the schedule, the flight from Mumbai will depart at 06:25 hrs and reach Nairobi via flight number AI 961 at 10:00 hrs, however, it will depart from Nairobi at 12:00 hrs and arrive Mumbai at 20:40 hrs via flight number AI 962.
Recently, the airline commenced direct operations from Delhi to Doha with its nonstop flights four times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Friday). Earlier this month, Vistara airline started a second daily flight on the Delhi-Indore route on October 26, 2019. The company in a release said, “Vistara now flies twice a day between Delhi and Indore with morning and evening departures from both cities, offering convenient same-day return options to customers in both directions.”