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Thursday, 12 September, 2019, 11 : 00 AM [IST]

Air India announces direct Delhi – Seoul flight from Sept 19

To offer 10% Cut & Pay incentive to all IATA agents for bookings till Oct 15
Air India has announced its new direct route, Delhi – Seoul, starting September 19.The national carrier will operate direct flights four days a week on the two route using the state-of-the-art Dreamliner aircraft with a capacity of 256 passengers.  Air India was so far operating one-stop flight to Seoul via Hong Kong.

The announcement was made by Air India and Korea Tourism Organization at a joint event in Delhi yesterday.“There is a huge potential for direct flight between Seoul and India that needed to be tapped.  It will stimulate both passenger and cargo loads,” said Meenakshi Malik, Executive Director – Commercial, Air India.

She said that the Air India Delhi – Seoul flight will be the most competitive product on the route connecting Delhi with Incheon in the shortest possible time of 6 hrs. She said that the direct flight is in line with the Look East Policy of the government and will drive more tourism and leisure travel between the two destinations over and above the existing business travel demand.

In order to incentivise the travel trade to support and promote the new flight and route, Air India has announced a 10% Cut and Pay incentive for all IATA agents selling the seats till October 15. In order to make the flight attractive in terms of pricing and convenience, Air India has announced ‘common rated tickets’ on cluster routes, additional check-in baggage facility, through check in baggage facilities, etc.
 
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