Nearly 40 years ago – in an age that was commonly referred to as the ‘Gulf Boom’ – a great deal of people moved to the Middle East in search of greater opportunities and a better life. Most of you left your immediate or extended family behind, only to return faithfully year after year with over-weighed luggage filled with everything from Snickers and Toblerone to TVs and electronics. Little has changed today, apart from the fact that air travel has grown more and more over the years with dozens of airlines offering hundreds of flights to and from the middle east to India on a daily basis. But in a world where making profit margins has trumped the primary focus of ensuring the best quality services and care for one’s passengers, Air Indian Express, in its twelve years of tending to the expatriates from India, the – Indian Gulf Diaspora – has been working around the clock to ensure that we keep providing the cheapest air travel while simultaneously ensuring that you are treated with the best quality of services on-board and off. Here are five reasons why AIE is the best airline for you to travel by.
- Cost Effective Travel
If cost effective travel is your primary concern, then we are here to inform you that nobody does it better than us. Unlike most budget airlines that may provide you with cheap air tickets, but also leave you with little or no onboard services what so ever, we at Air India Express not only provide cheap flights but also provide on-board essentials like free meals and onboard entertainment. We are in fact 20% cheaper than our other competitors are, but at the same time, we give you the complete travel experience while also ensuring that you have a few extra Rupees to spend at the duty free.
- Only LCC which provides complimentary food onboard
Unlike other low-cost airlines, AIE provide free standardized meals as well as sale of alcoholic beverages on all our flights as well as the newly introduced online sale of ‘a la carte’ pre-booked meals 24-hour prior to the departure of your flight on select sectors. We are also the only low-cost airline which provides complimentary snacksbox to our customers.
- Point-to-point connectivity with quick turnaround flights
At Air India Express we offer point-to-point travel which minimizes the need for connection flights and considerably reduces travel time and ensures that there is no interdependency of flights and hubs. For example, a delayed flight will not significantly affect other flight schedules. AIE also has quick turnaround process for all of our flights to ensure that you arrive at your destination in a timely manner with little to no transits and waiting. Turnaround refers to the process of or time needed for loading, unloading, and servicing an aircraft.
- AIE services available in 13 Indian cities in India that have a greater number of expatriates
Air India Express is based out of Kochi and was established to cater to the needs of the Indian expatriate community in the Middle East. Some of the international destinations served by Air India Express flights include Singapore, Bahrain, Colombo, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Dhaka, Sharjah, Al Ain, Salalah, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat and others. The airline operates around 100 flights per week from South Indian alone. It connects 13 cities including Mangalore, Jaipur, Amritsar, Lucknow and Thiruvananthapuram to 13 destinations in the Middle East and South East Asia as well.
- We have close to 100% schedule integrity
We are so committed to our schedule and to getting you to your destination in a timely fashion, that we have achieved nearly 100% (99.8% to be exact) scheduled integrity.