AI to operate 2 spl flts from Auckland, Brisbanse for CWG

AI to operate 2 spl flts from Auckland, Brisbanse for CWG

The national carrier has deployed a 200-seater Boeing 777 Long Range for the Kiwi officials and athletes, while 282-seater Boeing 777 Extended Range for Australians.

The special flight (AI-5411) will leave from Auckland on September 27 at 1900hrs (local time) and arrive at IGI airport here on September 28 at 0245hrs, an Air India official said.

Similarly, flight AI-5417, with B-777 ER aircraft will take off from Brisbane on September 29 at 2100hrs (local time) and reach New Delhi on September 30 at 0455 hrs, he added.

Being an official carrier, Air India has kept around 2,500 seats for the athletes and delegates flying on its scheduled flights from various participating countries.

"Air India as the official partner for the 19th Commonwealth Games being held at Delhi from 3rd to 14th October, expects nearly 2500 athletes and delegates to fly into Delhi on the scheduled flights from various commonwealth countries," an Air India spokesperson said.
The airline said it has made special arrangements to facilitate the athletes and delegates.

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