Air India Express will launch two new international flights from Kerala

The South Indian state of Kerala will have two new routes to the Middle East with Air India Express soon to be launched to Bahrain and Dammam from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The airline recently decided to lease two Boeing 737s from Vistara to offer more flights in its winter schedule and is likely to get significant funding from the Tata Group to expand the fleet over the next few years.

New flights to the Middle East

Cheap international airline Air India Express two more flights will start soon from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala. The airport released a statement saying the airline will open flights to Bahrain on November 30 and to Dammam in Saudi Arabia on December 1.


While Thiruvananthapuram is already connected to Bahrain through seven weekly flights Gulf AirAir India Express will be the first carrier to connect it to Dammam.

The Thiruvananthapuram-Bahrain flight will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays departing at 17:35 and arriving at 20:05 local time. Services to Dammam will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing at 17:35 and arriving at 20:25 local time.

Recently, Kuwait’s low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways also launched direct services to Thiruvananthapuram with twice weekly flights on Mondays and Wednesdays.

We need more planes

Now that demand for international travel has returned, Air India Express has witnessed impressive loading. In June, the airline began toying with the idea of ​​leasing a few Boeing 737 aircraft by the end of this year to meet demand.

Boeing 737 Air India Express

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Last month, it was reported that Air India Express will lease two 737 aircraft Vistaraanother Tata Group airline, is offering more flights in its winter schedule.

The carrier has not introduced new aircraft to its fleet for a very long time. Over the years there have been plans to expand the fleet, but nothing has come to fruition. Currently working all-Boeing A fleet of 24 Boeing 737s. But all that could change in the coming years, as Tata Group plans to invest between 75 and 100 million dollars in AI Express over the next five years.

The group is likely to inject $15 million to $20 million each year, most of which will go towards adding more aircraft for its planned network expansion.

About Thiruvananthapuram Airport

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is a secondary hub for Air India Express and a hub for many major domestic carriers in the country. It was established in 1932 as the Kerala Flying club and has grown considerably over the years. In 1991, it was declared an international airport.

Trivandrum Airport

As part of the Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) proposal to lease out some airports, the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport was handed over to the Adani Group in October last year.

Adani Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Ltd (ATIAL), a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Ltd, will operate, manage and develop the airport for 50 years under an agreement signed with AAI.

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