Air India Launches Direct Flight to Australia

Melbourne, Australia (PressExposure) July 25, 2013 -- One of the most leading Air Lines in the aviation industry "Air India", now plans to recommence direct flights to Sydney and Melbourne, somewhere in August, this gap which will now be filled up after 16 years will for sure enhance the tourism to Australia.

This is what the Tourism Manager Australia, Andrew Mc Eroy had to say about the launch "The key to unlocking India's long term has now enhanced the access to the air as well as the capacity, approximately 50 million Indian tourists are expected to visit overseas by the year 2020 and securing the direct flights to Australia is quite critical to secure this particular share."

It is expected that Air India will launch a triangular, which means the New Delhi-Sydney-Melbourne direct from August 29th, which will require the deployment of the new Dream liner aircraft. These particular flights will operate near about 4 times every week and New Delhi to Melbourne to Sydney service will be operated thrice a week.

Talking about the tourism to Australia, in the year 2012, around 1, 60,000 Indian tourists travelled to Australia, and the figure is expected to turn double by the time we reach the year 2020.

Mc Evoy also stated that according to the Preliminary Analysis, approximately 3, 45,000 seats will be required in order to meet the expected tourism needs to Australia, especially from India by the year 2020.

Keeping all this in mind, the tourism Australia, under its section of India 2020 plan, has already made the marketing spending double in India this year, and has also made essential creating a sustainable and spirited Aviation Market between Australia and India.

Another interesting fact that came out during all this is, that around 1, 60,000 people from India who visited Australia spent near about $800 million. The tourism Australia believes that market for sure has the capability to increase the annual value up to $2.3 billion and promises to deliver the 3,00,000 annual visitors by the year 2020.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 25, 2013 at 1:57 am
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