Dubai: Passengers faced another setback after Air India reduced the number of seats on Thiruvananthapuram-Sharjah flight. Air India made the shocking move when people were relaxed over resumption of the Dreamliner flight on Delhi-Nedumbassery-Dubai route.
At present, Air India’s A-320 Air bus with 180 seats is operated on Thiruvananthapuram-Sharjah route. It is reported that a new flight with 122 seats will replace this flight from July.
Though the seats are reduced, 8 business class tickets will be available for the flight. At present, the flight only carries passengers in economy class. But with the replacement of new flight with less number of seats, 58 passengers both ways will lose their chance. As there is a huge rush of air passengers, the reduction in seats will also incur loss to Air India on Sharjah-Thiruvananthapuram route.
It is reported that Air India made the move as the centre had planned to hand over the administration of several airports including Thiruvananthapuram to Adani group.
People close to the circles revealed that attempts are being made for the privatisation of airports by marking low revenue airports. Reduction of seats in flights during rush season is also part of it, alleged people.