Air India Express plans new routes

March 6th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin  


Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Air India Express, the low-cost arm of the state-owned Air India, plans to add new routes to destinations like Kuwait, Doha, Bahrain and Dammam in the Middle East and Phuket in Thailnad. The airline might connect Kuwait with Mangalore and Dammam in Saudi Arabia to Kerala. It also plans flights from Delhi to Doha, Bahrain, Phuket and Port Blair.

“These routes are still under planning and they come under our expansion plans. The frequency of the flights is yet to be decided,” P.P. Singh, chief operating officer of Air India Express, told IANS.

The airline intends to start these routes in summer beginning March 30, 2008.

The airline will also start flights to Dubai from Pune and Ahmedabad. Each of the flights will operate thrice a week. The airline will also restart flights from Hyderabad to Dubai thrice a week.

In addition, the Nagpur-Dubai flight, which was introduced in October 2007, will now be extended to Indore.

Air India Express is expecting delivery of three aircraft in 2008 and four more in 2009.

“Currently, we are also looking at our future requirements in terms of capacity, so that we are able to order more planes as per the demand.”

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