Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Chinese Airlines to Offer More Services to India

International flyers seeking tickets on India-China route will soon have number of options as many Chinese carriers are looking forward to offer more services to India.

Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern are among the three airlines that offer tickets for flights operating between the two nations. They provide connections to major destinations of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata.

China Eastern lately enhanced its India bound flights and started providing tickets for seven weekly services from four. Furthermore, China Southern is mulling to enhance its ten flights to fourteen every week, revealed online sources.

Air China, which began offering tickets for India bound flights in May 2012, is also planning to expand its operations in Mumbai.  

On the other hand, the national flag carrier of India, Air India runs flights to Shanghai while low-cost budget carrier, SpiceJet has recently started providing tickets for Delhi-Guangzhou flights.

Some years ago there were no direct link between the two countries and passengers had to book tickets for connecting operations via Bangkok or Hong Kong. But since 2009, the carriers are offering tickets on direct services on the route.  

Reports indicate that as compared to 2011, there was a substantial growth in the number of flyers reserving ticket on flights between the two nations in the year 2012. It is believed the move by airlines will give a further boost to traffic and spell more options for travellers who seek tickets aboard flights.

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