Wholly-owned low cost subsidiary of Air India, Air India Express is likely to withdraw its Chennai-Trichy-Abu Dhabi flights. The airline will pull out the flight service on the route from its winter schedule with effect from October.
Travellers who have for long patronised Air India Express’ convenient and popular flights on the Abu Dhabi-Trichy-Chennai sector may be disappointed as the airline plans to withdraw the service from its winter schedule.
Air India Express, the low cost subsidiary of Air India, operates twice-a-week flights service connecting South India’s popular cities of Chennai and Trichy to Abu Dhabi. The proposal of withdrawal is pending the nod from the regulatory authorities and if approved, it will likely take effect from third week of October, revealed online sources.
Air India Express operates flights to Abu Dhabi on Thursdays and Saturdays. Under the airline’s new winter schedule, the flights services on the route will be withdrawn till March end next year.
The airline has remained popular for cheap flight tickets from South Indian cities to Abu Dhabi. The curtailment of these flights to the sought after gulf destination is sure to disappoint those who seem to patronise Air India Express for its cheap flight tickets between the two regions.
The flights offer a good connection not only to leisure and business travellers from these cities in India and Gulf, but also cater to the travellers from other parts of Asia, UK and rest of Europe who seek cheap tickets on connecting flights for travel to India via Gulf and vice versa.
The cancellation of Abu Dhabi flight service would also necessitate cancellation of couple of flights a week between Chennai and Trichy.
However, the airline plans to boost its Trichy-Dubai connection with more flights. The airline plans to enhance the flights services on the route from current thrice-a-week to a daily service in its winter schedule.