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June 10, 2012

Air India Preliminary July 2012 Long-Haul Operation Changes

by JL

Update at 1400GMT 10JUN12

As per 10JUN12 GDS inventory display, planned Air India’s July 2012 International operation as follows. Note due to on-going strike by the airline’s pilots, situation remains fluid with planned operation for the next 4-6 weeks.

Delhi – Chicago Service to operate as daily with Boeing 777-300ER once again, replacing tentative Delhi – Frankfurt – Chicago routing
Delhi – New York JFK Service to operate as daily with Boeing 777-300ER once again, replacing tentative Delhi – Paris CDG – New York JFK routing
Delhi – Shanghai Pu Dong Service to operate twice weekly with A330-200. Planned restoration of 4 weekly frequencies remains pending
AI348 DEL1140 – 2020PVG 332 47
AI349 PVG2200 – 0200+1DEL 332 47

Day 26 operates with 777-200LR remains pending

Delhi – Singapore Service to be operated by Boeing 777-200LR once again, instead of A320
Delhi – Tokyo Narita Service to operate twice weekly with A330-200. Planned restoration of 5 weekly frequencies remains pending
AI306 DEL2110 – 0845+1NRT 332 25
AI307 NRT1130 – 1655DEL 332 36

Day 367 from DEL, Day 147 from NRT operates with 777-200LR remains pending

Following routes are currently not open for reservation for travel until 31JUL12 (inclusive):
Delhi – Frankfurt Boeing 777-200LR operates daily
Delhi – Hong Kong – Osaka Kansai 3 weekly service tentatively to be resumed, Airbus A319 replaces Boeing 777-200LR
Delhi – Hong Kong – Seoul Incheon 4 weekly service tentatively to be resumed, Airbus A319 replaces Boeing 777-200LR
Delhi – Paris CDG Service from 02JUL12 will operate as terminator service once again. 777-300ER replaces -200LR until 15JUL12
Delhi – Toronto nonstop service with Boeing 777-300ER tentatively to be resumed
Mumbai – London Heathrow Boeing 777-300ER replaces -200LR from 01JUL12 to 15JUL12. (Reservation is open until 30JUN12 but closed from 01JUL12 to 31JUL12)
Mumbai – Newark nonstop service with Boeing 777-200LR tentatively to be resumed

Additional long-haul flights as well as short-haul with widebody aircraft that has been affected by the strike may also sees reservation still being closed for the month of July 2012.

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