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Air India to fly to Australia from August

July 17, 2013 18:22 IST

An Air India aircraftIn its global expansion spree using the Dreamliner fleet, Air India said on Wednesday it would launch daily non-stop flights from Delhi to Sydney and Melbourne from August 29.

With the launch of these services, Air India would become the first airline to operate the new Boeing-787 Dreamliner to the Australian continent, a spokesperson said.

In a bid to attract travellers, the airline is offering attractive promotional fares on this route in both directions which would be available for a limited period, he said.

Air India would be getting the delivery of three more Dreamliners by August end, which would take the total number of these planes in its fleet to 10.

The airline would operate the daily services on a triangular route -- Delhi-Sydney-Melbourne-Delhi on four days and Delhi-Melbourne-Sydney-Delhi sector on three.

The spokesperson said these non-stop flights would enable passengers from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and other cities of India to get a quick and easy connection to Sydney and Melbourne via Delhi.

"The flight is being looked at by Indian and Australian travel market with a lot of enthusiasm. It will not only serve the Indian diaspora in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji but also the Indian student community and holiday travellers," the spokesperson said.

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