Budget airline AI Express is set to launch a number of new flights to Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata in 2011.

Budget airline AI Express is set to launch a number of new flights to Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata in 2011.Part of Air India, the low-cost carrier believes the new domestic flights will help link more Indian cities to Delhi. It is expected that the new service will being in March next year, reports Times of India.

The airline is also set to be renamed Express India as part of a revamp and image update. AI Express will also move its headquarters from Mumbai to Kochi as it focuses on routes in the south of India.

“Our plan is to make Kochi our hub and route our operations from there, but Trivandrum will continue to receive a large number of flights,” explained an Air India official, reports Business Standard.

In addition, the carrier is to rearrange its Boeing 737-800 aircraft to include eight business-class seats at the front of the plane; this will replace 18 economy seats.

Written by Ruth Norris.

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