In December, a flight from Bhopal to Delhi landed in India at Rs 7,946 (around Rs 1,800).
On February 6, an Air India flight from Delhi to Mumbai arrived at Rs 3,079 (around $1,300).
Air India said it was due to run out of tickets by the time it reached Mumbai.
“It was a bit of a shock to us.
We were expecting it to take us to Mumbai and we thought it would be good to have a seat at the front of the plane,” said Suresh Kumar, a travel agent who booked the Mumbai-Bhopal flight.
But Air India, which was already facing problems booking its flights due to the ongoing monsoon, was forced to make the change.
“We did not want to book flights to Delhi and Mumbai in December, but we have decided to book the flights to Bhopals to avoid a lot of issues.
Now, we are not having to book tickets for Mumbai or Delhi,” Air India managing director and managing director of travel division Sureshar said.
“We are happy that we have been able to sell tickets and that people are now coming to us for flights,” Kumar added.
Air India was planning to start selling tickets for Bhopaling-Mumbai flights on February 18, but it postponed the launch for a few days to accommodate demand.
“Now, we have booked the Bhopala-Bhind, Mumbai-Delhi and Mumbai-Bangalore flights, and expect to start the first batch of these flights on Tuesday,” Kumar said.
Air Asia, which is India’s third-largest carrier, is planning to take another flight from Mumbai to Bangalore on February 22, which will bring it to the city for a single ticket.
“The Mumbai-Mannur-Bengal route is a major international route.
It has a lot to offer.
We are happy to get some international passengers, especially from countries like the United States,” Air Asia managing director Ramesh Jain said.”
With this announcement, we will not be the last carrier to launch such flights in the coming days,” Jain added.
The Bhopali-Bhubaneswar flight will be the third flight from Bengaluru to Mumbai on February 13, the airline said.