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It’s time to holiday in the Kerala backwaters! Air India Express will soon be launching a Sharjah-Surat route, and will also expand services from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi to Kannur.
Air India, India’s biggest budget airline has decided to reduce airfare between UAE and India after a customer complained about the high airfares from the recently opened Kannur airport. After considering the passenger’s complaint, Air India Express has slashed prices by increasing the Kannu- Sharjah service to a daily service from the present four weekly flights.
The airline has added two additional flights on Mondays and Fridays, increasing the total flights in the Abu Dhabi- Kannur sector to five flights per week. The budget carrier is also said to expand its summer services, starting 31 March. Additional flights will also be launched to other GCC sectors including Kannur-Muscat, Kannur-Kuwait via Bahrain, Kannur-Doha, and Kozhikode-Riyadh.
Flights To Surat
The airline is also set to launch the first international service from Sharjah to Surat starting February 16, 2019. Scheduled on Mondays and Saturdays, flight IX- 172 will depart from Sharjah at 7.35 pm and arrive in Surat at 11.45. The service will be upgraded to four flights a week in the summer schedule. Flight prices to Surat start from AED 529. Airfares from Sharjah to Kannur are priced from AED 660, while the price from Abu Dhabi starts from AED 520.
At present, other GCC airlines including Emirates, Fly Dubai, and Etihad Airways are not permitted to fly to the newly opened Kannur airport.
Meanwhile, did you know India and UAE will soon be connected by railway?