INDIA: Air India to terminate codeshares

Air India has announced it will terminate codeshare agreements with Air France, KLM, Aeroflot, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Continental Airlines and Royal Jordanian by March 2009, when it is scheduled to join the Star Alliance. Meanwhile, Air India has selected Munich as its European hub, according to Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel. Network plans have […]


Air India has announced it will terminate codeshare agreements with Air France, KLM, Aeroflot, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Continental Airlines and Royal Jordanian by March 2009, when it is scheduled to join the Star Alliance.

Meanwhile, Air India has selected Munich as its European hub, according to Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel. Network plans have not been disclosed.

Patel forecasts domestic Indian passenger traffic to grow by 25 per cent per annum over the next five years, with the Indian fleet to rise from 400 aircraft at present to approximately 2,500 by 2020. Th e number of airports in India will increase from 80 at present to 500 in 2020.