Mumbai Tata group airline Air India will start new flight service from Mumbai to New York, Paris and Frankfurt from February next year. The company gave this information on Wednesday. It was informed that direct flights from Delhi to Copenhagen, Milan and Vienna would also be restored.
Apart from this, Mumbai-New York (JFK International Airport) daily service will also start from February 14 next year. Air India said it is continuously expanding its fleet through new leased aircraft and re-induction of old aircraft into service.
The airline is expanding its service at a time when it is facing a shortage of crew. Meanwhile, Air India has given an option to cabin crew members opting for Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) to extend their tenure till January 31 next year.
The Mumbai-New York service will be in addition to the existing daily service from Delhi to New York, the airline said in a statement. With this, Air India’s number of direct flights between India and the US will increase to 47 per week.