Being an International low-cost budget airline, we always want to improve our services from time to time for the convenience of our fellow passengers. We are all set to improve our summer schedule which includes additional capacity being deployed to strengthen the network between Kerala and Gulf and the Airline’s operations to Singapore.
Here are the details:
Launch of direct thrice weekly flights from Kochi to Singapore via Madurai:
The flight IX 484 on the Kochi – Madurai – Singapore route will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with departure from Kochi at 11:10 AM; arrival / departure Madurai at 11:55 AM/ 1.10 PM; arrival Singapore at 8:10PM.
In the return direction, the flight IX 483 departs Singapore at 09:15 PM and arrives in Madurai at 11:05 PM. This flight further extends up to Kochi and arrives at 01:00 AM, the next day.
With the introduction of these services, the Airline’s operations from Madurai to Singapore will become daily.
Introduction of direct flights from Kochi to Kuwait / Dammam:
The summer schedule will witness weekly three round-robin flights connecting Kochi to Kuwait and Dammam.
On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays flight IX 495 will depart Kochi at 08:15 AM and arrive in Kuwait at 10:55 AM. The flight will depart from Kuwait at 11:55 AM and arrive / depart Dammam at 1.00 PM / 2.00 PM and reach Kochi at 09:05 PM.
Air India Express will continue to offer connectivity to Kuwait from Kochi via Kozhikode on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Flight IX 473/393 will depart Kochi at 8.40 AM and arrive in at Kuwait via Kozhikode at 01.10 PM.
With the introduction of the round-robin services, passengers from central Kerala will have the option of traveling five days a week from Kochi to Kuwait.
Daily flights with improved timings on Kochi – Doha – Kochi:
The Airline’s operation on the Kochi – Doha – Kochi sectors has been increased from existing four weekly flights to a daily service with improved timings. The departure time of flight IX 475 from Kochi has been advanced to 11.30 PM so that the flight will arrive into Doha at 1:15 AM, the next day. In the return direction, the flight IX 476 will depart from Doha at 02:15 AM and reach Kochi at 09:10 AM.
Improvement in the schedule of operations on Thiruvananthapuram – Kozhikode – Doha & return sectors:
Thiruvananthapuram – Doha connection has been made more convenient in the Summer 18 Schedule, as the passengers from Thiruvananthapuram can reach Doha within six hours, due to reduced transit time at Kozhikode.
The flight IX 373 departs from Trivandrum at 10.00 AM and arrives into Doha at 01:30 PM. On the return sector, flight IX 374 departs from Doha at 02:45 PM and arrives into Trivandrum at 11:45 PM.
Kochi – Kozhikode – Bahrain & back:
The daily Kochi to Bahrain flight of Air India Express has been made more convenient, through reduction in the transit time at Kozhikode.
The flight IX 473 departs from Kochi at 8:40 AM and arrives into Kozhikode at 09:25 AM. The flight then departs from Kozhikode at 10:20 AM to reach Bahrain at 12:10 PM.
On the return sector, the flight IX 474 departs from Bahrain at 01:10 PM and reaches Kozhikode at 08:00 PM. It further departs from Kozhikode at 09:00 PM to reach Kochi at 9:45 PM.
Other improvements in the Summer Schedule includes, introduction of Kochi – Ras Al Khaimah connection over Kozhikode. On Tuesdays and Fridays, Flight IX 473/331 will depart Kochi at 8.40 and will arrive in Ras Al Khaimah at 01.05 PM.
The Summer 18 schedule will also witness a new Kochi – Al Ain connection via Kozhikode on Mondays and Wednesdays. Flight IX 473/335 will depart Kochi at 8.40 and will arrive in Al Ain at 01.05 PM.
New Connections from Gulf stations into Thiruvananthapuram via Kozhikode:
• Bahrain – Thiruvananthapuram: five days a week.
• Al Ain – Thiruvananthapuram : two days a week
• Ras Al Khaimah – Thiruvananthapuram – two days a week
• Riyadh – Thiruvananthapuram – four days a week
• Kuwait – Thiruvananthapuram – two days a week
Induction of two new leased B 737-800 NG Aircraft
Air India Express has concluded the arrangements for leasing of two additional Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to be inducted on dry lease in the months of September and October 2018.