33% passenger increase for AI
During the first-ever Star Alliance Chief Executive Board (CEB) meeting held in India, Rohit Nandan, CMD, Air India, says the airline will have Code Share Agreements with most Star Alliance members by March.
e are looking at closer interaction with member airlines and have signed a code share agreement with Air Canada besides signing MOUs with Avianca and EVA through Delhi or Mumbai but also at other airports such as London or Newark. Frequent Flyers are also taking advantage of the Alliance benefits, with over 80,000 having earned miles while flying on Air India since July and more than 20,000 Air India Flying Returns FFP members having miles credited for flights on other Star Alliance member carriers. With its 99-strong fleet, a mix of B787 Dreamliners, B777s, A330s and the A320 family, it is one of the youngest in the world. A key boost to the brand comes from the comfort that these aircraft offer.
Air India introduced its Mobile Application on October 21, 2014 along with the launch of its Twitter handle (@airindiain) in the micro- blogging social media site. This is over and above the Facebook account that has been so popular with the travelling fraternity. Air India sees further opportunities to increase transfer traffic in Delhi and Mumbai and is working with Star Alliance, the member carriers and the airport operators to provide more connecting flights and ease the transfer process at the subcontinent’s main hubs.