Air India Express adds Abu Dhabi-Chennai flight

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 11:12

Dubai: Air India Express will launch a new
flight from the Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) to
Chennai, via Tiruchirapalli, starting from the 27th of this
month, ADIA and Air India Express have said.

The airline will operate an additional flight every
Monday, originating from Chennai and flying via Tiruchirapalli
to Abu Dhabi, thereby bring the total number of flights it
operates on this route to three per week.

As per its winter schedule, Air India Express will
operate 32 weekly flights from the Abu Dhabi International
Airport to seven destinations in India, the statement said.

Due to the increased demand for flights to and from the
Indian sub-continent, Air India Express is constantly
augmenting the frequency of its flights and expanding its
service offerings to passengers from the Abu Dhabi
International Airport.

Earlier in 2011, Air India Express increased flight
frequencies on two of its routes from Abu Dhabi -- Managalore
and Amritsar -- to service high demand.

Harjeet Sawhney, the Manager of Air India Express in Abu
Dhabi, said the new flight reflects the airline`s commitment
to provide convenient services to passengers.

"The level of services offered to us by ADAC helps us to
continuously enhance our portfolio of services in the
increasingly rising demand in the Abu Dhabi market," he said.

Eng. Ahmed Al Haddabi, the Chief Operating Officer at Abu
Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), said: "We are glad to see that
our airline partners are keen to develop their services from
the capital`s airport, as it will offer more choices to our
passengers and ultimately support ADAC`s strategy to become
one of the leading airports in the world."

"Air India Express is one of our closest partners and we
will continue to support their initiatives to provide our
customers with world class services within a state-of-the-art
facility," he added.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 11:12

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