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Air India increases flight frequency, seat capacity from India to Israel
New Delhi, Oct 31 (UNI) With an average load factor exceeding 80 per cent and the increased demand on Air India’s New Delhi-Tel Aviv flight services, the national carrier on Wednesday said it would add a fifth weekly flight from November 26 this year.
The airline will now fly five days a week, including Monday in addition to Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday on the 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
In addition to Air India’s announcement, Israeli carrier El Al has introduced a new Boeing 777-200ER aircraft on its Mumbai-Tel Aviv route.
The new airplane has a capacity of 279 seats in a four-class configuration of first, business, economy plus and economy and will cater to the rising demand from India.
El Al is the only airline currently servicing the direct Mumbai-Tel Aviv sector with three weekly non-stop flights.