Air India to launch direct Delhi-Dhaka flights

Air India to launch direct Delhi-Dhaka flights
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Air India has announced the launch of non-stop flights between Delhi and Dhaka, offering greater convenience and comfort to passengers flying between the capital cities of India and Bangladesh.

Starting from September 15, 2023, Air India will operate four weekly flights between the two cities, utilizing its reliable Airbus A320 aircraft.

Growth in demand


With Bangladesh experiencing rapid economic growth and overall development, the demand for international travel to and from Dhaka has significantly increased.

To meet this surging demand, Air India has decided to add frequency to its existing thrice-weekly flights between Kolkata and Dhaka.

This strategic move aims to enhance connectivity between India and Bangladesh, providing travelers with more options and seamless travel experiences.

Flight Schedule


Air India’s flight AI237 will depart from Delhi at 1755hrs, reaching Dhaka at 2045hrs, all local times. The return flight AI238 will leave Dhaka at 2145hrs, arriving in Delhi at 2350hrs.

The carefully planned schedules ensure that passengers can travel comfortably at convenient hours without disruptions to their daily routines.

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Enhanced flight frequency

The addition of four weekly flights from Delhi to Dhaka opens up new opportunities for passengers traveling beyond these cities.

With enhanced frequency to Dhaka, Air India now provides seamless connections via Delhi to and from 14 destinations within India and 14 destinations across North America, UK, Australia, the Middle East, and the Far East.

This expanded network allows travelers to reach their desired destinations with ease and convenience.

The Five-Year Transformation Plan


Air India is currently navigating through a major five-year transformation roadmap under the aegis of Vihaan.AI, with the goal of developing into a world class airline with an Indian heart.

The first phase of this transformation, the taxi phase was recently concluded, and focused on fixing the basics.

These steps included bringing back to service many long grounded aircraft, and the addition of personnel and expertise across flying and ground functions.

 In other areas, the airline undertook a rapid upgrade of technology and strengthening of customer care initiatives.

It has committed over USD 400MM to completely refit the interiors of all wide-body aircraft and has also planned an investment of over USD 200MM in digital and technology.

In January 2023, as part of the Tata Group transformation efforts, Air India placed the industry’s largest ever order of 470 aircraft across Boeing and Airbus and these will start joining its fleet from later this year.

With its enhanced fleet, network and improved on-time performance, the airline is revamping its customer proposition.

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