Information on Air India Express

Information on Air India Express
Perfect for the backpacker's budget, Air India Express, the low-cost division of Air India, operates a number of routes between the Indian subcontinent and destinations in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.


Air India Express was founded in May 2004. The airline's inaugural flight, from Thiruvananthapuram to Abu Dhabi, took place April 29, 2005.


As of 2009, Air India Express' fleet of aircraft is comprised entirely of Boeing 737-800s. Each aircraft can seat 189 passengers.

Destinations within India

Air India Express operates daily flights between Mumbai and the following cities: Kochi, Kozhikode, Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Nagpur. It operates daily flights between Delhi and the following cities: Jaipur, Amritsar, and Lucknow.

Daily service is also available between Nagpur and Ahmedabad; from Chennai to Hyderabad and Thiruchirapalli; from Kozhikode to Kochi and Thiruvananthpuram; and between Kochi to Thiruvananthpuram.

Destinations in Southeast Asia

Air India Express offers service from India to Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bangkok, Thailand; Columbo, Sri Lanka; and Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Desitations in the Middle East

Air India Express offers service to the following locations in the Middle East: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al Ain, United Arab Emirates; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Bahrain; Doha, Quatar; Kuwait; Muscat, Oman; and Salalah, Oman.

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