12th October 2019

To All Members.

Sub:  Air India Flights on Delhi- Varanasi-Khajuraho- Varanasi- Delhi sector 

You are aware, IATO had taken up with Air India  to restart its Daily Flight on Delhi- Varanasi-Khajuraho- Varanasi- Delhi sector and we also had a meeting Mr. Ashwani Lohani, CMD and other officials of Air India on 13th June 2019 in his office and Mr. Lohahi agreed to our request. 

You will be pleased to know that Air India in its Winter Flight Schedule from 28th October 2019 to 28th March 2020, has announced operation flights  on the above sector as per following schedule:-

1.   From 28th October 2019 to 10th November 2019 – Five days in a week (1,2,3,4,6)

2.   From 11th November 2019 to 28th March – 2019 – Seven days in a week


Flight No.           From                   Departure              To                   Arrival       


AI406          Delhi                    1015                     Varanasi              1135

AI406          Varanasi              1210                     Khajuraho            1320

AI405          Khajuraho           1355                      Varanasi              1440

AI405          Varanasi              1650                     Delhi                    1830


Copies of letters written to Air India are placed below for your information.


With regards,



Rajiv Mehra

Vice President



13th June 2019 


Mr. Ashwani Lohani

Chairman and Managing Director

Air India 

Airlines House
Gurdwara Rakabganj Road 

New Delhi 


Respected Shri Lohani,


Sub: Introduction of Air India Flights  


Greetings from IATO ! 

It was a pleasure meeting you in your office yesterday along with Mr. Sunit Kothari, Director Kothari Group and Mr. Jaswant Singh of PR Events and Holidays, Aurangabad. 

Sir, as discussed, due to closure of Jet Airways, the tourism industry is suffering a lot and we seek the help of our national carrier to overcome this situation and problems. 

During our meeting, the following flights were discussed. 

1.   Flight on sector Mumbai – Aurangabad – Udaipur and Udaipur- Aurangabad –Mumbai:- This will help us restore the tourist connection on sector Udaipur – Aurangabad – Udaipur and on sector Mumbai – Aurangabad – Mumbai for both Foreign as well as Domestic tourists and also the corporate clients. As discussed, would appreciate if this flight is introduced definitely in the winter schedule if not earlier. 

2.   Flight on sector Delhi – Varanasi – Agra – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi – With Jet Airways cancelling all its flights to and from Khajuraho, we seek Air India help to restart this flight on daily basis, at least by 1st August 2019. You will not believe that due to withdrawal of flight by Jet Airways and Air India, all hotels are practically empty. Transports are standing idle and no job for the tour operators, guides, drivers, shopkeepers and even the hawkers. Your re-starting these flights will fulfill the dream of our Hon’ble Prime Minister for creating employment. 

3.   Flight on sector Aurangabad – Bhopal – Aurangabad:- It was also discussed, that if possible and viable flights on sector Aurangabad – Bhopal - Aurangabad to be introduced to promote the Buddhist Sector, which is the priority of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. 

An early decision from your side shall help us to fillup the new sector which will help both Air India and the Tourism Industry.

Looking forward to receive your favourable response. 

Thanking you in anticipation

With best regards, 

Rajiv Mehra

Vice President  

(M) 9811063134


Copy to:- Mrs. Meenakshi Malik, Executive Director (Commercial), Air India



DEL/262/2019                       16th August 2019 

Mr. Ashwani Lohani

Chairman and Managing Director 

Air India 

Airlines House 

Gurdwara Rakabganj Road

New Delhi-110001

Sub:  Air India Flight on Sector Delhi-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Khauraho – Delhi from 27th October 2019 

Dear Mr. Lohani,

Greetings from IATO !

Sir, thank you very much for considering to operate flight on sector  Delhi-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Khauraho–Delhi from 27th October 2019.

Our information is based on a PTI news report.

If the above news is correct, then may we request you to kindly consider that flight on sector Varanasi – Agra and Agra-Khajuraho/Varanasi is not withdrawn as this will be a very big setback to the industry.

Request kindly consider the above favourably.

With regards,

Pronab Sarkar


(M) 9811102111