MUSCAT: A press release stated that with this new schedule, the total number of flights operated by the airline from Muscat will go up to 19 a week from the current 16. Apart from this, Air India Express will continue to operate two weekly flights ex-Salalah connecting Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.
“The decision to increase the frequency is due to demand on the above routes,” Amresh Choudhary, country manager – Oman, Air India Express, was quoted in the release.
It stated that flights on the Mangalore-Muscat route will now operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Flight IX817 will depart from Mangalore at 10.05am and arrive in Muscat at 2.40pm via Abu Dhabi. The return flight IX818 will leave Muscat at 3.30pm and fly non-stop arriving in Mangalore at 8.10pm.
Meanwhile, flights on the Kochi-Muscat sector will operate on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Flight IX443 will depart from Kochi at 7.55am and arrive in Muscat at 10.10am while the return flight IX442 will depart from Muscat at 11.15am and reach Kochi at 4.20pm.
Also, flights on the Thiruvananthapuram-Muscat sector will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Flight IX549 will depart from Thiruvananthapuram at 7.55am and arrive in Muscat at 10.20am while the return flight IX554 departs from Muscat at 11.15am and reaches Thiruvananthapuram at 4.30pm.
SOURCE: MUSCAT DAILY