Kozhikode, Jan 31: Frequency between Kerala and Middle East would increase to 119 flights from the present 96 as per the summer schedule announced by Air India Express, country's first international budget airline.
Some new sectors are also being opened up for the benefit of Keralites working in the Gulf countries with the introduction of the schedule from March 28, the airlines in a statement said here. The frequency between Kozhikode and Dubai has been doubled to two flights per day.
Now a morning departure flight would also be in service apart from the night departure flights, it said. Air India Express will also introduce daily two separate non-stop services between Kozhikode and Bahrain and Doha in the new schedule, it said adding, Ras Al-Khaimah is being introduced as a new destination with four flights per week from Kozhikode.
Acknowledging Kozhikode as the largest revenue centre, the airline has also increased offered capacity to an all time high of 11,718 seats per week to 8,184 seats.
Non-stop flights from Kochi to Dammam (Saudi Arabia), Thiruvananthapuram and Dubai, and increasing the seats from 930 seats to 1,116 on the route are also in the new schedule, it said.