Gujarat’s ‘diamond city’ Surat has actually made it to the worldwide air travel map with the first Air India Express flight arriving here carrying 75 travelers from Sharjah, the airline said on February 17.
The maiden Air India Express trip IX 172 from Sharjah touched down at the Surat airport at 11.30 pm on February 16 with 75 travelers on board the Boeing 737-800 airplane, the airline claimed in a statement.
The travelers were obtained by the airline’s chief executive officer K Shyam Sundar and various other dignitaries, it stated.
With this, Surat has come to be the 20th location in the country for the international budget arm of the flag carrier Air India, the airline company said.
The return trip IX 171 lugging 180 guests for Sharjah departed from the Surat International Airport past twelve o’clock at night at 12.47 get on February 17, it said.
Air India Express will fly four times a week on the brand-new course, it claimed.
Surat-Sharjah is the 47th continuous direct connection of Air India Express in between destinations in India as well as the Gulf region, the release claimed.
The Air India Express commands as long as 14 percent of the complete air traffic on India-Gulf path, it claimed.
Besides the Gulf, it operates to South-East Eastern nations as well as likewise on domestic paths with a fleet of 25 B737s, it included.
Last modified: February 17, 2019