From : The Hindu Businessline
Air Sahara, India's 3rd largest airline is likely to be the first private domestic airline to breach the international airspace. In a statement here, the airline has said that it plans to offer a daily flight on the Delhi-Bangalore-Colombo sector within seven days.
Officials indicated that if permission is given then the airline will also look at launching another flight from Mumbai to Colombo, besides expanding operations to offer a flight from Chennai also. "We hope to launch the flight from Delhi on or around October 30, depending on permission from the Government," officials said.
The airline plans to use a Boeing 737-800 aircraft offering a total of 168 seats in both business and economy class to start the service from Delhi to Colombo. The flight is scheduled to leave Delhi at 7.05 p.m. and return from Colombo at 5 a.m.Airline officials said that the operations of the flight would be so timed that passengers from Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Goa connect with the proposed Delhi-Bangalore-Colombo flight.
**My prediction and advice of using the B 737-800 was right on the mark as Sahara is going to be using this version of the 737NG on its inaugural CMB flights from DEL and BLR