Air China is to launch flights to New Delhi and Mumbai in October to tap into rising demand for direct links with India. The mainland’s leading carrier will fly from Beijing to New Delhi four times a week, using Boeing 767s, the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China announced. In April last year, India and China agreed to increase air travel between the two nations. Air traffic between the countries is expected to rise by 10% this year, according to the International Air Transport Association. China Eastern already operates flights from Shanghai to New Delhi, while Air India flies from Mumbai and New Delhi to Shanghai.