Air India has announced its new direct flight from Delhi to Seoul, from starting September 19. The national carrier will operate this direct flights four days a week on the two routes using the state-of-the-art Dreamliner aircraft with a capacity of 256 passengers. Air India as of now operating one-stop flight for this sector via Hong Kong.
The announcement was made by Air India and Korea Tourism Organization at a joint event in Delhi yesterday.“There is a huge potential for a direct flight between Seoul and India that needed to be tapped. It will stimulate both passenger and cargo loads,” said Meenakshi Malik, Executive Director – Commercial, Air India.
She said that the Air India Delhi Seoul Direct Flight will be the most competitive product on the route connecting Delhi with Incheon in the shortest possible time of 6 hrs. She said that the direct flight is in line with the Look East Policy of the government and will drive more tourism and leisure travel between the two destinations over and above the existing business travel demand.
In order to incentivize the travel trade to support and promote the new flight and route, Air India has announced a 10% Cut and Pay incentive for all IATA agents selling the seats till October 15. In order to make the flight attractive in terms of pricing and convenience, Air India has announced ‘common rated tickets’ on cluster routes, additional check-in baggage facility, through check-in baggage facilities, etc.
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