Sunday, August 01, 2021

Airlines capitalise on Qatar easing travel curbs, increase Trichy-Doha services

Trichy: With Qatar relaxing the international travel restrictions, the demand for flight services between Trichy and Doha has gone up. Capitalising on the surge in patronage, Air India Express has increased the number of services and private carrier IndiGo announced a new service between Trichy and Doha under the air transport bubble agreement.

Air India Express, which was operating a weekly flight on this route on Friday, has planned to launch an additional service every Wednesday. Meanwhile, Indigo has announced a Trichy-Doha weekly service every Saturday. From a weekly service, the demand for Trichy-Doha flight service has increased to three services per week. The new services will start operating in the coming week.

The demand for a flight service between Trichy and Doha has been high for the past few years as a significant number of people from the central districts of the state are travelling to Qatar for work. But, the connectivity between Trichy and Doha was materialised only after the lockdown in August 2020. According to aviation experts, following the travel relaxations, companies in Qatar have demanded workers to report for work, which has led to an increase in the number of people travelling from Trichy to Doha. The passenger and cargo statistics support the demand for a regular service in place of the temporary services.

“Earlier, people were travelling to Chennai and Bengaluru for flight connectivity to Doha. Now, the surge in services to Qatar has proved the potential of Trichy airport. This will pave the way for regular commercial connectivity,” H Ubaidullah, an aviation analyst, said.

01/08/21 Deepak Karthik/Times of India

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