Saturday, March 5, 2011

Air India Express flights to Dubai from Amritsar and Mangalore

Air India Express, India’s only International budget airline and a fully-owned subsidiary of Air India, will operate it’s anaugural flights to Dubai from Amritsar and Mangalore.  These direct flights will commence operations effective October 5, 2006 on a thrice weekly frequency between Delhi, Amritsar and Mangalore to Dubai.

The flight from Amritsar to Dubai commences at Delhi (Dep 0910 hrs LT) to Amritsar (Arrv 1025 /Dep 1125  hrs LT) and arrive into Dubai (1310 hrs LT) every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.   And will depart Dubai (0001 hrs LT) for Amritsar (Arrv 0430 hrs/Dep 0530 hrs LT) and arrive Delhi at 0645 hrs LT every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.  With this, Air India Express has taken the first step to fulfill the requirement of the Punjab market for direct flights to the Gulf.

While the direct flight from Mangalore to Dubai will depart at 2100 hrs (LT) and arrive Dubai at 2300 hrs (LT) every Monday, Thursday and  Saturday,  the return  from Dubai to Mangalore (Dep 1410 hrs/Arrv 1910 hrs LT)  the same days i.e. Monday, Thursday and Saturday respectively.  This will be the first international flight from Mangalore in Karnataka.

Air India Express will now operate 41 flights per week between Amritsar, Delhi, Mangalore, Kozhikode, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram and Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. in the UAE and to Muscat and Salalah in Oman.

Presently, the Air India Express flights operate with an all-economy-class-configuration Boeing 737-800 aircraft.