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Sahara to resume Delhi-London flights

The airline would utilise the leased A-340 aircraft, which has been returned by Jet Airways.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2006 12:57 IST

In its bid to catch up lost ground, Air Sahara on Wednesday said it would re-start its Delhi-London fights from July end and explore possibilities to fly to China.

"From the third week of July we will be re-starting our Delhi-London flights. We will fly four times a week," Air Sahara President Alok Sharma told reporters in New Delhi.

The airline would utilise the leased A-340 aircraft, which has been returned by Jet Airways after a takeover deal between them collapsed, for its Delhi-London service.

Sharma said the airline would pull out all stops in order to regain the lost share during the six months period that Air Sahara was under the control of Jet Airways.

He said the airline was exploring more international destinations and Thailand was the next place where it intended to fly.

Sources said the Air Sahara management is also seriously exploring the possibilities of flying to China.

In its bid to capture its customers back, Air Sahara relaunched its 'Sixer in the Air' scheme earlier in the week offering six economy class tickets for Rs 26,000 valid for purchase within the first fortnight of July and travels before September.

Sharma also said that Air Sahara was "revisiting" its relationship with its financial consultant Ernst & Young after the recent developments.

The two companies would have a relook at the working relationship and how best to prepare for future businesses, he added.