In order to meet the high demand during the festive season, national carrier Air India will be flying its 423-seater double-decker Boeing 747 aircrafts on Mumbai and Kolkata routes from October 16. The double-decker Boeing 747, also called jumbo planes will also operate two flights per day daily on the Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi route between November 1 and November 11 amid high demand expected during the Diwali festival.
“With 12 seats in first class, 26 in business and 385 in economy class, the `Jumbo’ plane will operate one flight per day each to Kolkata and Mumbai from New Delhi between October 16 and October 21,” Air India said in a statement. Usually, these double-decker planes are operated on international routes and for ferrying VVIPs. Coincidentally, the year 2018 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747 operations.