Air India’s Mumbai-Pune Direct Flight All Set To Fly On March 26 

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Air India’s Mumbai-Pune Direct Flight All Set To Fly On March 26 

Air India has launched direct flights between Mumbai and Pune, two metro cities. The new services will be operational from March 26. For all the international travellers, this announcement of daily direct flights between these cities will surely act like a boon. This has been one of the most requested air routes in India. 

Mumbai-Pune Direct Flight

Air India is all set to offer flights between Mumbai and Pune, cutting the travel time by more than two hours. An Airbus A319 will travel on the airline’s historic 9W route, which has been revived for the trip. The travellers will no longer have to travel for 3 hours as these new services will help you reach these destinations in just an hour. 

All other flights between Mumbai and Pune are tiring because they take anywhere from six to twenty-five hours due to layovers. Hence, now international travellers can travel more easily and reach destinations quickly. 

The first flight will depart on March 26 at 9:45am and reach Pune at 10:45am. The return journey of the flight will commence at 11:20 pm from Pune and reach Mumbai by 12:20 pm. The flights will be operational from March 26, but you can already book your flights now by visiting the official website of Air India. 

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Resuming The Air Connection

There are no longer any direct flights linking the two cities, despite the fact that the Pune airport’s original air service was started on the Pune-Mumbai route. Jet Airlines, which stopped operating in April 2019, ran the last one.

As the Airports Authority of India recently cleared action on starting services between the airports, Air India has become the first airline to offer a direct connection by resuming its outdated Pune-Mumbai route.

The flights will be operated by Airbus A319 aircraft with 114 standard economy class seats and 8 business class seats.

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So what do you think about this new service launch? 

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