Indian to operate new flights to Gulf, SE Asia
New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) Five new connections to destinations in the Gulf and one to southeast Asia form the highlights of Indian's summer schedule.
Responding to increased traffic demands from the Gulf, Indian (earlier known as Indian Airlines) has stepped up Indo-Gulf connectivity. From March 26, Mumbai will be connected to Dubai for the first time with a daily Airbus A320 flight.
From June 1, daily Chennai-Dubai-Chennai and Kozhikode-Dubai-Kozhikode flights will boost the capacity offered to Dubai. Two other new flights from Chennai are: once-a-week Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram-Sharjah-Kuwait and Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram-Sharjah flights.
With these new services, the total number of flights operated by Indian to the Gulf will go up to 96 per week with 15 cities in India now being connected to the Gulf.
Nagpur will get its first Indian connection from April 15 with the introduction of a twice a week flight on the Hyderabad-Nagpur-Bangkok sector every Tuesday and Saturday.
Indian will now connect Bangkok with nine destinations in India, offering 29 flights per week, including a daily frequency between Kolkata and Bangkok.
With these new services, Indian will now offer 67 flights per week from India to southeast Asia.
On the domestic front, while Chennai and Mumbai will be connected with a fifth daily flight, the capacity on Kolkata-Bagdogra sector will get doubled with four flights a week instead of the existing two.
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