Air India to fly Dreamliners on domestic routes

As per a report in Business Standard, Air India plans to raise its capacity on domestic routes by using wide-bodied Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes on high-capacity routes. Currently, the state-owned airline uses narrow body Airbus A320 on such routes. Simultaneously, the airline will fly the A320s between the Tier-II and Tier-III cities, which experts believe has a huge potential due to the government’s stress on regional route expansion. “Immediately, we need to strengthen the domestic market and increase capacity. We will strengthen the existing routes by adding capacity, because there is…

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Want to save energy? Fly the environmentally friendly skies

  Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it’s also better for the environment, says a University of Michigan researcher. In a follow-up study from last year, Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute found that it takes twice as much energy to drive than to fly. He examined recent trends in energy intensity—the amount of energy needed to transport a person a given distance—in light-duty vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickups and vans) versus domestic airline flights. His analysis measured BTU per person mile from…

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