Air India Express (AIE), India’s first international budget carrier, expands its wings to Vijayawada International Airport in Andhra Pradesh, with the introduction of non-stop connectivity to Mumbai. The services on the Mumbai– Vijayawada sector will commence on 19 Jan 2018. Air India already connects Vijayawada to Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru. With the new service, the city of Vijayawada is now connected to major metros in the country.
The Mumbai service will be available thrice a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The flight will depart from Mumbai at 8.00 AM and arrive at Vijayawada at 09.45AM. In the return direction, the flight departs from Vijayawada at 10:30 AM and will arrive at Mumbai at 12:10PM.
Air India Express, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India Limited, and its Head Quarters being at Kochi, Kerala. It has a fleet of 23 Boeing 737-800 NG aircrafts, six of which are brand new having joined the fleet recently. These new aircrafts are equipped to carry more capacity and come with lighter seats and higher performance capabilities.
Though the airline follows the market principles of a low-cost carrier, Air India Express offers complimentary tea, coffee and meals on board as its USP. The airline also offers passengers the facility to book ancillary services online.