By Andy Sambidge
Low cost carrier to increase frequency on Chennai route from October 27
Air India Express has announced plans to add an extra flight from Chennai to Abu Dhabi later this month.
The low cost airline subsidiary of Air India said it would operate a total of 32 weekly flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport, servicing seven destinations in India.
The addition of an extra flight each Monday from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Chennai via Tiruchirapalli will start on October 27, a statement said.
It will take the total Air India Express flights on this route to three per week, the statement added.
The airline said it was constantly adding to flight frequencies for passengers from the UAE capital due to "increased demand".
Earlier in 2011, Air India Express also increased its flight frequencies on its routes from Abu Dhabi to Managalore and Amritsar to service rising demand.
Ahmed Al Haddabi, chief operating officer at Abu Dhabi Airports Company said: “Air India Express is one of our closest partners and we will continue to support their initiatives to provide our customers with world class services within a state of the art facility.”
Harjeet Sawhney, manager of Air India Express in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain added: “Air India Express is pleased to announce this increase in frequency on the Chennai – Abu Dhabi route, which reflects our commitment to provide convenient services to our passengers.
"The level of services offered to us by ADAC helps us to continuously enhance our portfolio of services in the increasingly rising demand in the Abu Dhabi market.”