Sunday, February 21, 2021

IndiGo to operate spl Trichy-Kuwait weekly service

Trichy:IndiGo Air will operate a weekly special flight to Trichy from Kuwait during March. This is seen as an effort to tap a potential market in the wake of Trichy airport handling 45 Vande Bharat flights bringing back 5,950 Tamils stranded in that country during the pandemic.

Sources said the airline will operate the service under the Air Bubble agreement between the two countries and booking has begun. Flight (6E 8784) will depart at 12 pm from Kuwait on Tuesdays and reach Trichy at 7.25 pm. Air India Express is operating a weekly service to Kuwait on Thursdays under Vande Bharat Mission. IndiGo has been operating weekly two services to Dubai under the Air Bubble agreement and had brought back 499 passengers from there on three charter flights, officials added.

This apart, Kuwait Airways operated eight services carrying 909 passengers to Trichy while Jazeera Airways brought back 1,311passengers on eight flights. Air India provided six services to bring 688 passengers and Air India Express, 20 services to fly back 2,543 passengers.

21/02/21 D Vincent Arockiaraj/Times of India

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