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Air India to offer 20-additional-flights-a-week to Doha from three Indian cities

Air India has announced that it will operate 20-additional-flights-a-week to Doha, Qatar from three Indian cities. These flights will operate until the last week of December 2022.

Air India is introducing special flights to Doha for FIFA World Cup 2022. Air India says that the added capacity will cater to the surge in demand expected around the football extravaganza in Qatar scheduled in November and December 2022.

The airline will operate these flights from Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. From Mumbai, 13-flights-a-week will be operated to Doha while from Hyderabad, 4-flights-a-week will be operated. 3-flights-a-week will be operated by Chennai.

The flights will be operated as per the following schedule:

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Bringing in the football extravaganza in this part of the world, Air India aims to provide strong connectivity between India and Qatar. Football fans across Indian are excited to be in the stadiums in Qatar where the world’s best football talent will be competing with each other. Our flight schedule has been planned to make the entire travel experience convenient and seamless. Over the past few months, we have been working closely with our partners to return aircraft to service which has resulted in these additional flights. Air India hopes to continue to provide world-class flying experience for landmark sporting events in the future as well.

said Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial Officer, Air India.

These flights will be operated by a mix of Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner and Airbus A319 aircraft. Air India says that this strengthening of network connectivity is being enabled as more aircraft return to service.

Meanwhile, Air India recently announced plans to lease 30 aircraft including 5 Boeing B777-200LRs.

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