Air India’s Rs 1,000 night flights start tonight

If you are staying away from booking flight tickets to your favourite destinations in the season because of the skyrocketing airfares, there’s some good news for you from Air India. The national carrier is introducing flights for Rs 1,000 starting from today (November 30, 2018).

The carrier is introducing night flights, also known as red-eye flights, on three routes—Bengaluru-Ahmedabad-Bengaluru, Delhi-Coimbatore-Delhi and Delhi-Goa-Delhi—with base fares that start at Rs 1,000.

AI589, flying from Bengaluru to Ahmedabad will depart at 12.30 am and leave for Bengaluru as AI590 at 3.05 am. AI547, flying from New Delhi to Coimbatore will depart at 9.15 pm and consequently leave from Coimbatore as AI548 at 1 am. AI883 from New Delhi to Goa will leave Delhi at 10 pm and depart Goa as AI884 at 1:15 am.

Currently Air India has only one direct flight in the New Delhi-Goa route. The new night flights are timed ahead of the winter holidays.

Air India has also started direct flights in between London and Bengaluru three times a week. The new flight will be operated by a Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Bengaluru and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from London.