Air India losing Rs 70 lakh daily on Delhi-Sydney route

Though Air India has gained market share on the India-Australia route since launching Dreamliner services in August-end last year, the state-run carrier is incurring losses of Rs 70 lakh a day in operating its Delhi-Sydney-Melbourne flight. Sources told Business Standard the airline’s cumulative losses on the route since the launch of 787s services stand at Rs 80 crore.

“Usually, on international routes average occupancy levels for any airline stand at around 70 per cent. Air India assumed passenger load factor (PLF) of 80 per cent, while preparing business plans on the route. This impacted financials,” a source said.

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