AIE has no present plans to introduce aircrafts: COO

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Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (UNI) Air India Express (AIE) Chief Operating Officer, Captain P P Singh, today said the AIE had no plans now to introduce big aircraft in its fleet.

Talking to reporters here, he, however, hinted that if there was a demand then inducting big aircraft with ''A'' class facility would be thought of.

Captain Singh said out of a total of 20 aircraft owned by it, 11 of them were being operated from the State.

The AIE had started its daily non-stop flights from here to Dubai with standardised departure timing of 1700 hrs and from Dubai at 2000 hrs daily.

With this, the frequency of international flights from here to the Gulf sector would be 20, including seven flights to Dubai, four to Sharjah, five to Abu dhabi, three to Muscat and one to Doha/Bahrain.

The AIE was operating 87 flights from the three airports from the State in the Gulf sector, offering a capacity of 15,425 seats per week, which was an increase of 32 per cent compared to the seats offered during the same period last year.

Besides this, the AIE was also operating 14 weekly flights from Mangalore to various points to the Gulf, he said.

UNI CGV GM SR KN1938

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