Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Demand for maiden Kannur-Abu Dhabi flight spikes; tickets sell out fast

Abu Dhabi:Flight tickets on the maiden Air India Express flight from the soon-to-be-launched Kannur International Airport in the South Indian state of Kerala to Abu Dhabi has almost sold out, according to senior officials at the airline.

Officials also revealed that flights to Sharjah from Kannur will be added to the network in a day or two.

"The first international flight is set to fly out on 10 am IST on December 9, the same date as the official opening day," PG Prageesh, chief of corporate communication at Air India Express, revealed to Khaleej Times on Tuesday.

Tickets on the maiden flight went live on Monday, November 12, and within moments, and the 'express value' category of tickets have been completely sold out, according to the airline website. However, a few 'express flexi' category of tickets remains.

AI Express is currently the only airline operating international flights out of the Kannur Airport for now.

14/11/18 Dhanusha Gokulan/Khaleej Times

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