Air India Express launches flights to Singapore, Dhaka

The flights were formally inaugurated by Air India Express CEO K Shyam Sundar.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:November 20, 2016 8:40 pm

Air India Express today launched its direct, non-stop flights from Kolkata to Singapore and Dhaka. According to a release issued by the Airlines, Flight IX-922 on the Kolkata-Singapore sector is scheduled to depart from Kolkata at 9 PM and arrive Singapore at 3.30 AM next day (local time).

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In the return direction, Flight IX 921 will departed Singapore at 3PM (local time) and reached Kolkata at 4.30 PM,
it added. Earlier, on the same day Flight IX 912 departed Kolkata at 5.20 PM to land in Dhaka at 6.40 PM (local time). In the return direction, IX 911 is scheduled to depart for Dhaka at 7.30PM (local time) and arrive in Kolkata at
7.50 PM.

The flights were formally inaugurated by Air India Express CEO K Shyam Sundar. Both the Singapore, as well as Dhaka services will be operated with a brand new 180-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft and would be available four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

“This fulfills a long-standing demand for the National Carrier’s connectivity from Kolkata to South East Asia after a
hiatus of over six years,” one Kolkata spokesperson of Air India said. “In line with Air India Express’s policy of offering cost effective travel, we are offering the most competitive and affordable fares on the services to and from Kolkata,” Shyam Sundar said.

“We maintain 100 per cent schedule reliability and our on time performance is around 85 per cent,” he added. The country’s first international budget carrier, Air India Express is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India Limited. The budget carrier currently operates over 550 flights per week, connecting 14 Indian cities to 13 destinations in the Middle East and South East Asia.