State owned, Air India has trimmed down its weekly flight frequency between Bangalore (India) and Male (Maldives) until August 31. The airline operated seven flights to Male from Bangalore which has been reduced to four flights per week.
India’s flag carrier, Air India has brought down its weekly flight frequency between Bangalore and Male until August 31st 2012, revealed online sources.
Earlier, the national airline operated seven flights per week connecting the two destinations and now it operates four weekly flights between the two cities on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
In another recent development, Air India announced its plans to resume most of its international operations by end of August. The airline was forced to cut back on its international operations due to industrial action it recently faced.
The carrier is scheduled to resume its flights to Hong Kong, Seoul and Osaka from August 21, 2012. Flights to Frankfurt will resume from September 1 and flight services to New York will be initiated again from September 4.
Furthermore, the national carrier would augment the frequency of its New Delhi-Paris and Mumbai-London flights.
To lure back passengers, the airline is also promising better services, timely flight schedule and competitive fares.
In line with such recent announcements made by Air India, the news of the carrier bringing down its international flight operations to Maldives comes as a disappointment for Maldives-bound Air India patrons. Even foreign visitors in the country who used to count on easy availability of flights with the government run airline for a quick getaway to Maldives will be left with limited options.