Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Civil Aviation
07-December-2011 16:29 IST
Introduction of New Air Routes

Air India operates 138 routes system wide of which 2 routes are meeting total cost for the period April-October, 201.

Air India periodically monitors the carriage/load factors/financial performance of services on its network and makes efforts to improve their performance. Air India makes changes to its network to rationalize capacity offered on various routes to maximize the benefits to the airline. Consequently, periodic adjustments are done to the schedule to add or reduce capacity form specific routes, introduce new routes, and restructure existing routes based on the market dynamics and anticipated financial outcome.

During the years 2009-10, 2010-11, April-September, 2011, Air India had incurred losses for Domestic series is Rs. 19424.06, Rs. 24351.12 and Rs. 15952.47 lakhs respectively. During the same period, losses incurred for International Savvies was Rs. 214623.98, Rs. 121638.35 and Rs. 79164.03 lakhs respectively.

This information was given by the Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Vayalar Ravi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.