State-owned Air India has announced the launch of red-eye flights between Nagpur and New Delhi from September 28.
A red-eye flight is scheduled to depart from its origin and reach its destination late at night. The term “red-eye” derives from the symptom of having red eyes, which can be caused by fatigue or late-night travel
The Nagpur-New Delhi flight too would depart from Nagpur and New Delhi late at night.
With this low cost flight, Air India would have two flights between Nagpur and New Delhi. According to official sources, the Air India flight AI 641 from New Delhi to Nagpur would arrive at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport here on September 28 at 12.40 am. It would take off from New Delhi at 11.30 pm on September 27. Similarly the return flight to New Delhi, AI 642 would depart from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport on the late night of September 28 at 2 am. It would reach New Delhi at 3.40 am. Air India would be using its 180-seater Airbus 320 on the route.
The airfare could be around ₹2,000. It would be of great worth for the business persons, government officials travelling to and fro between the two cities for official work and advocates. It would not only save an entire day but would help them in attending the early morning meeting, court hearing or assignments. Since the New Delhi flight is scheduled at 11.30 pm, one can board this flight after completing all their necessary works. These late night flights will save money as the fares are considerably lower than normal and help travellers beat peak hour city traffic as well as save on hotel charges.