Air India’s (AI) plan to launch fuel-efficient Dreamliner flights from Delhi to the Far East as part of the strategy to turnaround its loss-making operations has run into the Japanese barrier.
Japan’s civil aviation authorities have asked AI for details of modifications in its Dreamliner fleet along with various clearances from the US Federal Aviation Authority and International Civil Aviation Organisation before it is given clearance to operate these flights to Tokyo or Osaka.
Japanese authorities have made out this information to be of crucial importance before they grant permission to AI flights in view of the series of snags that had grounded the Dreamliner fleet worldwide.
The airline operates four weekly flights on the Delhi-Tokyo route and three flights on the Delhi-Osaka route via Hong Kong. Apart from this, it also operates four flights to Seoul via Hong-Kong every week.
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