After announcing Air India’s thrice weekly flight between Amritsar and Canada on June 14, Indian civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri made another significant statement on the flag carrier’s international network plan — starting from September 27, 2019, the airline will begin new flights on Mumbai-Nairobi route. 

Puri said in a tweet.”I am delighted to announce that on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, 2019, Air India will begin a direct Mumbai-Nairobi flight (four days a week) to improve air connectivity between India and Kenya.”

Currently, Air India has a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways, which operates a daily service between Mumbai and Nairobi.

In other news, Puri has also announced the commencement of four days a week service by Air India flight connecting Delhi with Chennai and Bali from October 27, 2019.

Puri believes that this flight will enhance connectivity and push the flow of tourists and travellers between India and Bali.

On international front, Air India has also increased flight frequency on Mumbai-Dubai and Delhi-Dubai routes from June 1, 2019. In addition, the flag carrier also has plans to launch flights to Hong Kong from Mumbai.