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New Delhi: Air India Express, a subsidiary of the national carrier, commenced a tri-weekly direct flight service between the temple city of Varanasi and Sharjah on Monday.

Air_India_Airbus_A310-304_VT-EQS“It is a momentous occasion for Varanasi, areas nearby and the expatriate Indian community in the UAE which will now have safe, convenient and affordable direct air travel option,” said Mahesh Sharma, minister of state (MoS), civil aviation, culture and tourism.

Sharma was speaking at the inauguration of the flight service from Varanasi’s Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.

The international low cost subsidiary of Air India is offering both a direct flight and a hub-and-spook service via New Delhi on the Varanasi-Sharjah route.

“The hub-and-spoke facility will be instrumental in enhancing tourism as it will offer convenient connections to various countries internationally,” Sharma added.

The tri-weekly direct service will be operated on a 186-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

On the other hand, the hub-and-spook service will further offer options to other destinations like Jeddah, Moscow, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong via Air India’s connecting flights from New Delhi.

“It has always been our endeavor to keep in mind the needs of our travelers and upgrade our services,” said Rohit Nandan, chairman and managing direct, Air India.

To promote the new service, the airline is allowing passengers booked on the Dubai-Lucknow sector to a chance to rebook on the Varanasi-Sharjah flight at no extra cost.

To further sweeten the deal, the airline is offering the service at an introductory discounted fare of Rs.8,600 one way inclusive of all taxes.

Currently, the low cost international subsidiary of Air India operates 175 weekly flights, connecting 11 domestic and 12 international destinations.

(IANS)

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Air India becomes First Airline in World to Use “TaxiBot” on Airbus A320 Aircraft Operating Commercial Flight

Using this device, it is possible to tow the aircraft from parking bays to the runway with their engines switched off

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Accordingly, the airline used the "TaxiBot" on its flight AI665 from Delhi to Mumbai at Terminal 3, IGI Airport. Pixabay

National passenger carrier Air India on Tuesday became the first airline in the world to use “TaxiBot” on an Airbus A320 aircraft operating a commercial flight.

As per aviation parlance, a “TaxiBot” or “Taxiing Robot”, is a pilot controlled semi-robotic towbar-less aircraft tractor used as an alternate taxiing equipment.

Accordingly, the airline used the “TaxiBot” on its flight AI665 from Delhi to Mumbai at Terminal 3, IGI Airport.

“Using this device, it is possible to tow the aircraft from parking bays to the runway with their engines switched off. Thus saving precious fuel and reduce Engine wear and tear,” the airline said in a statement.

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As per aviation parlance, a “TaxiBot” or “Taxiing Robot”, is a pilot controlled semi-robotic towbar-less aircraft tractor used as an alternate taxiing equipment. Pixabay

“The ignition will be turned only when the aircraft reaches the runway. These TaxiBots will be used for departing flights only. This way, Air India will take a giant step towards curbing carbon emission, which will result in improving air quality and accelerate a greener aviation eco-system.”

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According to the statement, usage of “TaxiBots” will significantly bring down fuel consumption by as much as 85 per cent used during taxiing of aircraft. (IANS)