New Delhi, 13th August 2022: Air India, India’s leading airline, today announced the launch of its first direct flight between Ahmedabad and Pune with effect from August 20, 2022. The addition of this new route will cater to the growing demand for air connectivity between the two smart cities and growing commercial & education hubs.
Air India flight 0481 will depart from Ahmedabad Airport at 10:45 hrs and arrive at Pune Airport at 12:10 hrs. Flight AI 0482 will depart from Pune Airport at 12:40 hrs and arrive at Ahmedabad Airport at 14:15 hrs. The estimated travel time between the two cities will be 85-95 minutes.
The introduction of the new route between Ahmedabad and Pune has been made possible by restoration Air India’s aircraft that had been grounded for prolonged periods due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other reasons.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Campbell Wilson, MD and CEO, Air India, said, “We are excited to launch flight between Ahmedabad and Pune, which are key growth centres in Gujarat and Maharashtra, respectively. This new addition is set to improve Air India’s domestic connectivity and empower our customers with more travel options. We look forward to further augmenting our domestic connectivity and introducing new routes over the coming months as more aircraft return to service.”
Air India’s narrow body fleet currently stands at 70 aircraft, of which 54 are currently operating. The remaining 16 aircraft will progressively return to service by early 2023.