Raviprasad Kamila

Dubai-Mangalore service to be five days a week from today

  • Air India Express to operate Doha-Bahrain-Mangalore flight
  • It will be operated on Sundays and Tuesdays

    MANGALORE: Air India Express, the low-cost airline of Air India, is likely to operate another international flight from Bajpe (Mangalore) airport to West Asia from March 25. Presently the airline operates one service each from here to Dubai and Abu Dhabi-Muscat.

    Its existing tri-weekly service between Mangalore and Dubai will be converted into five days a week from Thursday, with a change in the present timings. The timings and operating days of Mangalore-Abu Dhabi-Muscat service will also change from March 25, official sources in the Airports Authority of India (AAI) told The Hindu .

    According to the summer schedule given by the Air India Express to the AAI, the airline will operate a flight connecting Mangalore, Bahrain and Doha from March 25. The flight, Boeing 737, will be operated on Sundays and Tuesdays. According to the schedule, the flight will arrive here from Doha via Bahrain at 21.50 hours on Sundays. On its return journey it will depart at 22.50 hours to Bahrain via Doha. On Tuesdays, the flight will arrive here from Bahrain via Doha at 19.10 hours. It will depart to Bahrain via Doha at 20.10 hours.

    Flight to Dubai

    The airline is operating its flight between Mangalore and Dubai on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This service will operate on five days Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from Thursday. The flight would arrive at 19.10 hours and depart at 20.10 hours on all the five days, the sources said.

    From March 25, flight from Mangalore to Abu Dhabi and Muscat will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays. On Tuesdays the flight from Muscat will arrive here via Abu Dhabi at 21.50 hours and take off to Abu Dhabi at 22.50 hours to reach Muscat later. On Saturdays the flight will land here from Abu Dhabi via Muscat at 21.50 hours and take off to Abu Dhabi at 22.50 hours to reach Muscat later.

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