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IndiGo set to link Dubai to southern India

Indian low-cost carrier set to launch services from Chennai and Kochi on August 25

IndiGo set to link Dubai to southern India
Indigo Airlines plane

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has announced the introduction of new flights connecting Dubai to destinations in southern India.

Aditya Ghosh, president, IndiGo, said the airline would launch its new daily and non-stop flights between Kochi and Dubai and Chennai and Dubai on August 25.

In comments published by the Hindu Business Line, he said the airline will be offering introductory return fares of AED734 on all new flights.

Recently IndiGo launched its second daily and direct flight between Dubai and Delhi and between Delhi and Bangkok. Hyderabad has also been connected with Dubai recently.

“Kochi holds a lot of promise for us and indeed is a key market. Expanding operations in Kochi is in line with our growth strategy outlined for South India,” he said.

With rising business and tourism stemming from the southern hubs, Ghosh said IndiGo is also determined to provide the best travel experience to all those who wish to fly to Dubai from these destinations.

India's Jet Airways on Tuesday announced expansion of its services to the Gulf region starting in October.

The airline will launch of a new daily Mumbai-Sharjah service and resume its flights from Kochi to Kuwait and Bahrain, it said in a statement.

The Mumbai-Sharjah flight, beginning from October 18, will be the airline's sixth daily flight to the UAE from Mumbai, in addition to the existing four dailies to Dubai and one daily flight to Abu Dhabi.

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