It is now widely known that the Tata Group has taken over Air India, and it looks like the grand old airline is trying to compete with other international flyers. The good news is that new flights connecting Mumbai with New York, Paris, and Frankfurt have been announced. Also, there will be non-stop flights from Delhi to Copenhagen, Milan, and Vienna.
It has also expanded its fleet with newly-leased aircraft and returned existing aircraft to active service. The new Mumbai-New York service will be daily starting Feb 14. In all, Air India will have 47 non-stop flights per week to the U.S.
Air India will serve seven European cities with 79 weekly non-stop flights – 48 to the United Kingdom and 31 to Continental Europe.
It’s not just the fleet; Air India has also brought out an exhaustive list of dos and don’ts, like staff coloring their hair at all times and women opting for sarees or Indo-western outfits. The list has several pointers regarding what the staff can do and cannot in terms of personal grooming and dressing up.
In fact, the airline has decided that the cabin crew can wear only one ring, a wedding ring, and the women crew can wear gold or diamond studs without any logos. If a crew member is a Sardar, he or she can wear a silver or golden Kada without any symbols. The list goes on, which you could notice if you fly Air India anytime soon.
Jet, set, go.