Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Air-India Express to operate more flights to Gulf from Kerala

Nedumbassery: Air-India Express (AIE) is set to increase the number of services from Kerala to the Gulf region during the forthcoming winter schedule, Company Secretary and the General Manager (Public Relations), Air India, S. Venkat said here on Monday.
Mr. Venkat was in Kochi in connection with the launch of `meet and greet' facility introduced by the airline for its business class passengers. Addressing a press conference, he said the low cost carrier has performed exceedingly well in State during the last one-year since its launch in April 29, 2005.
Mr. Venkat said AIE flights from the State had consistently registered a load factor of over 90 per cent. The budget carrier started off with 26 services a week, which was gradually expanded to 38 services. In the yet to be announced 2006 winter schedule, this would be further increased to 44 services and a portion of this increase will be from the Kochi airport, he said.
30/08/06 The Hindu
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