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Air India Express to increase Kerala-Gulf flights

DELHI

Air India Express, the low cost arm of Air India, is to operate 119 weekly flights between Kerala and the Gulf sector up from the 96 that it operates now.

In a statement, the airline said the increase will be in a phased manner starting from March 28, reports Business Line.

The frequency between Kozhikode and Dubai will be doubled from daily to two flights per day. The airline will operate a morning departure flight, in addition to the existing night departure flight to Dubai. Air India Express will also introduce daily two separate non-stop services between Kozhikode and Bahrain and Doha in the new schedule.

Ras Al Khaimah is being introduced as a new destination with four weekly flights from Kozhikode. This flight will be shared with Al Ain, thereby increasing the frequency of flights between Al Ain and Kozhikode also to four weekly flights up from the current one weekly flight.

On Monday and Friday, the flight will be routed as Kozhikode – Al Ain – Ras Al Khaimah – Kozhikode and on Wednesday and Saturday, the flight will be operated as Kozhikode – Ras Al Khaimah – Al Ain – Kozhikode.

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