Air India has had major troubles over the past few months and now they are adding to it. They have cancelled two flights to Mumbai, one from Riyadh and one form Cochin, in order to free up a Boeing 747-400 aircraft for use as a VVIP flight. These flights will not operate from June 12 until the end of June. In addition the Jeddah flight from Mumbai to Calicut that had been operated seven days per week will now only be offered five days per week.
Although Air India has offered VVIP flights for many years, they have always managed to do so without affecting their regular passenger flights to any large degree. These VVIP flights are sued to fly the President and the PM to important visits. With these flight cuts, flights that were heavily booked, the passengers have been highly inconvenienced as they must now make other travel arrangements. The spokesperson for the airline was not available for comment.
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