Mumbai, Nov 12 (UNI) With the national carrier Air India launching operation of its first leased wide-body A330-200 aircraft on the high density Kozhikode-Sharjah sector from November 10, the Gulf-bound passengers from Kozhikode can now look forward to increased capacity and wide-body luxury.
Kozhikode has a large segment of expatriate workforce in the Gulf.
The 279-seater A330-200 aircraft will operate four times a week on the Mumbai-Kozhikode-Kochi-Sharjah sector and thrice a week Mumbai-Goa-Kozhikode-Sharjah and return sector, an Air India release stated.
Besides a roomy cabin with ample leg space and comfortable seats, this twin-configuration aircraft of 255 economy and 24 executive class seats also offers the attractive feature of audio-video inflight entertainment.
Flight IC 595 (Mumbai-Kozhikode-Kochi-Sharjah) will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with departure from Kozhikode at 1815 hrs and arrival at Sharjah at 2200 hrs via Kochi.
The return flight, IC 596, will leave Sharjah at 0110 hrs and arrive in Kozhikode at 0745 hrs, again via Kochi on Tuesdays, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The Mumbai-Goa-Kozhikode-Sharjah flight IC 597 will operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday leaving Kozhikode at 2025 hrs and reaching Sharjah direct at 2240 hrs. On its return, on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, flight IC 598 will depart Sharjah at 0035 hrs and arrive in Kozhikode via Goa at 0715 hrs.