Air India will be starting direct flights between the capital of India, Delhi and the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka from 15 September. Including this one, there are now four direct routes between Dhaka and Delhi.
Air India, a flag carrier of India with headquarter in New Delhi, has now joined IndiGo, Vistara, and Biman Bangladesh Airlines as the fourth scheduled passenger carrier to operate on the route between New Delhi and Dhaka.
According to a statement made by officials at Air India, it will start flying nonstop between Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi and Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) in Dhaka, four times a week using Airbus A320 aircraft from September 15. The bookings for this aircraft started last Thursday, 27 July.
This will be the airline’s second service to Dhaka, as it already operates on the Kolkata-Dhaka route. Officials at Air India claimed the additional frequencies will help serve the increased demand for international travel to and from Dhaka. This will also in turn support rapid economic growth and overall development of Bangladesh.
Starting September 15th, an aircraft of the carrier will take off as flight AI237 from Delhi at 17:55 and land in Dhaka at 20:45. The return flight AI238 will depart at 21:45 from Dhaka and arrive in Delhi at 23:50.
Through this Air India direct flights, passengers from Dhaka will also have the option of connecting to various destinations via Air India’s network out of Delhi within India and 14 destinations internationally, including North America, the UK, the Middle East and Australia.