Monday, June 24, 2013

Air India Plans to Recommence Services to Africa

Indian national airline, Air India is planning to restart direct services to East African nations in order to cater to the growing demand for tickets on flights between India and Africa among business as well as leisure travellers. 

According to the India’s Civil Aviation Minister, the carrier is planning to start operations to Africa soon. There is great potential considering the increasing traffic between India and some of the African countries. 

Africa has emerged as one of fastest growing aviation sectors in the world. There has been significant boost in tourist inflow and demand for tickets aboard flights among business as well as leisure travellers. 

The flag carrier of India is going to be the first Indian passenger carrier to offer tickets on flights for services to Africa.  The airline is mulling to run services to Nairobi and hoping to draw all kinds of passengers like medical tourists, professionals, transit fliers and students. 

The airline revealed that it is looking forward to run flights to Nairobi from Delhi. They used to operate services nearly a decade ago from Mumbai, the financial centre of India.  

Middle East-based airlines like Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways have been providing tickets on flights between India and Africa and are currently the only dependable air link between the destinations. Even US-based passenger airlines are focusing on their presence in African markets. Furthermore, Kenya Airways, South African Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines are looking forward to grow their operations to India, offering seamless connectivity and flexible options to passengers seeking tickets on flights running on the sector.

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