Friday, September 21, 2012

Air India Express to Withdraw Abu Dhabi-India Services

Air India Express is planning to chop off its services on Chennai-Trichy-Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi-Trichy-Chennai sector. The airline, known for offering affordable cheap ticket deals, plans to drop the flights from its winter schedule with effect from October 28 2012.

Presently, Air India Express operates flights to Abu Dhabi on Thursdays and Saturdays. Under the airline’s new winter schedule, the flights services on the route will be withdrawn till March end next year.

The axing of services on the sector will surely affect the budget passengers who used to book with the airline for its cheap flight tickets to India. Air India Express is indeed a popular airline that is renowned for offering affordable flights tickets.

The cancellation of services on Abu Dhabi-South India route will also make the number of weekly domestic flights between South India’s popular cities of Chennai and Trichy go down.

However, Chennai-Trichy-Abu Dhabi sector’s loss is Trichy-Dubai-Trichy sector’s gain as Air India Express plans to operate more flights on the route.

Off late, Air India Express has been on some sort of ‘flight cancellation spree’ with the airline withdrawing 10 weekly flights from Trichy in December, 2011. It followed it with trimming down its Abu Dhabi services to twice a week from three weekly flights. The daily direct Trichy-Kuala Lumpur service was also reduced to three days a week, which was subsequently fully withdrawn.

Currently, Air India Express operates around 100 weekly flights majorly from South India’s beautiful provinces, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The airline mainly offers flights to Gulf countries and Southeast Asian destinations.

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