Air India will fly its 423-seater, double-decker Boeing 747 “Jumbo” aircraft to Mumbai and Kolkata from New Delhi, starting October 16 to meet the rising demand during the festive season. Equipped with 12 first class seats, 26 in business and 385 in economy class, the “Jumbo” plane will operate one flight each to Kolkata and Mumbai from New Delhi daily between October 16 and October 21, the national carrier said in a statement.
The Jumbo aircraft will also operate two flights per day daily on the Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi sector from November 1 to November 11 to cater to passenger demand during the Diwali season, the statement added.
According to the national carrier Air India, the first B-747 will operate as AI 887. It will leave from Delhi at 0700 hours and arrive in Mumbai at 0910 hours. On its return journey, it will be operated as AI 809 and will leave from Mumbai at 1040 hours to reach Delhi at 1245 hours.
The next B747 flight will operate as AI764, which will depart from Delhi at 1655 hours and reach Kolkata at 1910 hours. The return flight, AI 023, will leave from Kolkata at 2050 hours and reach Delhi at 2255 hours, the airline said.