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Air India Express to expand operations to Dubai

May 30, 2008

Air India Express, which currently operates 48 flights per week to Dubai from 12 Indian cities is on an expansion spree. The airline will add nine more flights from three more Indian cities to Dubai effective June 2008 to have 57 weekly flights – a record for any single destination.

Air India Express, the international budget airline, which is into its fourth year of operations, will now also have flights to Dubai from Hyderabad, Goa and Pune.

Hyderabad-Dubai

The flight from Hyderabad to Dubai will be introduced effective June 5, 2008. This flight will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays departing Hyderabad at 1320 hrs. (Local Time) and arriving Dubai at 1520 hrs. (LT).

Goa-Dubai

The flights from popular tourist city of Goa to Dubai on a thrice weekly basis will be launched from June 17, 2008. The flights operating on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, will depart Goa at 1555 hrs. (LT) and arrive Dubai at 1740 hrs. (LT).

Pune-Dubai

Air India Express will be reintroducing its flights from Pune to Dubai from June 18, 2008. There will be three flights a week departing Pune at 0015 hrs (LT) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays arriving Dubai at 0145 hrs. (LT). Air India Express, which had withdrawn this flight earlier due to closure of runway in Pune, is now reintroducing the same.

With the introduction of these nine new flights, Air India Express will now have 162 weekly flights taking off from 16 Indian cities viz. Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Trichy, Amritsar, Nagpur, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad and Goa. The airline has 12 international stations on its network viz. Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Al Ain, Salalah, Bahrain, Doha, Colombo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok on the network.

Air India Express fleet presently comprises of 18 state-of-the-art B737-800 aircraft, one of the most technologically advanced single aisle jet aircraft. By the end of 2009, it will have 25 aircraft in its fleet – 7 leased and 18 owned.

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