Air India Express is set to expand its services to Doha, and as the next step, will start direct flights on Cochin-Doha sector starting next month, The Peninsula has reported.
From August 15, Air India Express will start three direct flights a week from Cochin to Doha and they will add one more from September 15 making it 4 direct flights a week from Cochin.
- The new flights will be operated on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
- The flights will leave Cochin airport at 10:00 am and will arrive at Hamad International Airport, Doha at 11:45 am.
- The flights will leave Hamad International airport at 12:45 pm and will land at the Cochin airport at 7:40 pm.
This is the first time the airline is operating direct flight services to Doha from Kochi. Currently Air India offers a Cochin – Calicut – Doha route.
The airline currently operates 14 flights per week between India and Doha and seven of these connect to various Kerala airports.
With these four new direct flights, there will be 11 Air India Express flights to Doha from different Kerala airports.
Air India Express has already increased their service to Qatar by offering additional flights from June 24 to address the increase in demand due to blockade by Saudi, UAE and Bahrain.
Published on 16 July 2017