On Air India’s route map, Mumbai has become a non metro. The national carrier no longer operates direct flights from the city to destinations like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Frankfurt, Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Chicago, New York, Nairobi, Durban and Dar es Salaam, among others.
This is the first time this has happened in Air India’s 60-year history. Some of these flights, such as those linking Mumbai to Europe, Japan and Africa, had been in existence from JRD Tata’s time. The change took place over the past one year because of AI’s decision to make Delhi its hub.
Now, a majority of AI’s direct international flights from Mumbai go to airports in the MiddleEast. Other than that, Mumbai is connected directly only to Bangkok, London and Newark.
Read full report here, Time of India