Buy Air India Express Flights
Search and Buy Air India Express Flights Online with Alternative Airlines
Flights to and from India
Make an Air India Express reservation and find some amazing deals with discounted Iraqui Airways tickets at Alternative Airlines
About Air India Express
Air India Express is an Indian low-cost carrier airline based in Kochi, India. The airline is a subsidary of the airline Air India and operated by Air India Charters Limited (ACL). The airline flies to 29 destinations within Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East with 550 flights per week.
Air India Express was founded in 2005 and launched 3 flights between Thiruvanathapuram, Kozhikode and Kochi. The airline was launched as a low-cost carrier in order to provide convenient connectivity to short-haul international routes, in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for the indian expatriate community. As it is a low-cost carrier, the airline operates point-to-point flights without any hub. There is also an Air India Express Mobile App to ammend and modify bookings and passengers in-flight services.
14th May 2018
Air India records 20% growth in revenue
In February, the civil aviation ministry said Air India has been "consistently improving" its overall performance and more than doubled its operating profit to Rs 298.03 crore in 2016-17.
India has recorded a 20 per cent growth in revenue in March-April 2018 and has embarked on a route analysis exercise, focussing on increasing flying hours of each of its aircraft, to add more trips, the airline’s chairman-cum-managing director, Pradeep Singh Kharola, said.
The airline is focussing on improving the operational efficiency both in the domestic and international sectors even as it is buoyed over the load factor, on time performance and revenue growth, Kharola told PTI. “During March-April, the revenue has increased by about 20 per cent as compared to the same period last year at roughly about Rs 3,000 crore, though expenses continue to remain high,” he said, adding that the airline has benefitted from the overall growth in the aviation market.
He pinned high hopes on international routes, generating 70 per cent of Air India’s total revenue, stating that the new destinations such as Tel Aviv is giving good returns to the carrier. The increase of frequency to the San Francisco route to nine days a week is expected to give the airline Rs 90 crore a month. “We are focussing on improving on the operational efficiency. We are doing our route analysis and all, finding out which are the more yielding routes and we are focussing on those routes.
“At the same time, we want to increase the flying hours of each aircraft, we are trying to push the number of hours so that with the same aircraft we can do more trips,” Kharola said. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Air India had a market share of 13.4 per cent in March 2018. With a fleet of over 150 aircraft, Air India currently boasts of over 2,500 international prime-time slots per week in 43 destinations and 3,800 domestic slots in 54 destinations.
Kharola, however, did not elaborate about the network analysis exercise or the new routes the airline is eyeing, especially in the international sector. However, he hinted that the African continent promises to hold a better future for the airline. In February, the civil aviation ministry said Air India has been “consistently improving” its overall performance and more than doubled its operating profit to Rs 298.03 crore in 2016-17.
During the same period, the airline’s net loss widened to Rs 5,765.16 crore. In 2015-16, Air India had an operating profit of Rs 105 crore, while the net loss stood at Rs 3,836.77 crore. The ailing airline has been put on the block with the government proposing to divest 76 per cent of its stake in the airline.
9th March 2018
Air India Express provides priority boarding to 260 passengers for international women's day
Air India Express flew over 260 women passengers with a smile on their face due to a treat in favour of International Woman's day. All women passengers flying out of Dubai and Sharjah Airport were provided with priority check-in, priority seats and priority boarding. As well as this, the airline also operated with an all-women crew across the globe, including UAE and India.
"Four Air India Express flights from Dubai to Mangalore, Delhi, Kochi and Mumbai were operated by all women commanders and cabin crew", said Saket Saran, the Country Manager of Air India and Air India Express. The Air India Express flight Dubai to Kochi was operated by cockpit crew, captains Chameli Krottapalli and Gangurde Manjiri assisted by cabin crew Surya Sudhan, Amala Johnson, Lethika Rajand Anisha K.A. He added, "The flights operated out of Terminal 2 Dubai Airport, were headed by a lady airport manager Priya Kannan. We decided to make it a memorable occasion for all the women flyers." Saran added, "Instead of offering lady passengers a conventional rosebud, women travellers were also treated to a specially designed greeting card and a pack of chocolates. " Similar arrangements were made for women passengers travelling on Air India Express flights from Sharjah.
28th September 2017
Air India Express commences its fourth route to Singapore
Air India Express commenced its fourth route to Singapore (SIN) on 15 September in the form of a four times weekly link from Madurai (IXM). The 3,013-kilometre sector, which will no face direct competition and will be flown on the carrier’s 737-800s. Along with Madurai, Air India Express also links Singapore to Chennai, Kolkata and Tiruchirappalli. With the launch of flights between Madurai and Singapore, the latter is now connected to 16 destinations in India, served by a total of eight carriers on 241 weekly flights.
19th September 2017
Air India Express commenced its fourth route to Singapore (SIN) on 15 September in the form of a four times weekly link from Madurai (IXM).
The 3,013-kilometre sector, which will no face direct competition and will be flown on the carrier’s 737-800s. Along with Madurai, Air India Express also links Singapore to Chennai, Kolkata and Tiruchirappalli. With the launch of flights between Madurai and Singapore, the latter is now connected to 16 destinations in India, served by a total of eight carriers on 241 weekly flights when referring to OAG schedules.
15th September 2017
Air India Express looks to scrap Pune-Dubai flight
The flight — the first international one from the city — has been making losses, a top official of the company said. Air India Express is a subsidiary company of Air India that is up for disinvestment.
"We are losing a lot of money on the flight. However, we are yet to make up our minds. We should be able to take a final call in a week or two. SpiceJet has got daily flights from Pune to Dubai," K. Shyamsundar, the CEO of Air India Express, told TOI.
The official admitted that bookings from November onwards were not being accepted. "The bookings on the flight are open until October-end. However, we have stopped taking bookings for November," the official added.
Sources said bookings being stopped is the first step of a company looking to stop flight operations.
"I was trying to book the flight to Dubai. I plan on traveling in November. However, when I couldn't find this flight to make my booking, I wrote to the customer care support of Air India Express. I got a message that said there is no flight available between the Pune-Dubai sector after October. It seems, the officials have already decided on it. For the Pune airport, which has got just four international direct flights, this is bad news," Arun Khatri, a Pune-based businessman told TOI.
Though Pune airport authorities had said that they are encouraging airlines to start international operations from Pune, no airline company has yet finalized the plans for the same. An official said, "We do not have clear information about the Air India Express flight, but it is a fact that airlines have not been very keen to start international flights from Pune despite encouragement. However, we are hopeful... any airline can come out with an announcement soon." An official said since Dubai is the gateway to the West, fewer direct flights to the destination from Pune was a trend that needed to be arrested.
Aviation analyst Dhairyashil Vandekar said Air India Express was a profit-making airline. "It is being managed professionally. But at times, considering the overview of the network, route economics need to be put in place. There are times when such decisions must be taken," he said.
7th August 2017
Air India Express launches direct Delhi-Madurai flight
Air India's low-cost arm Air India Express today announced the launch of direct flight between Delhi and Madurai with effect from September 15.
The introductory one-way fare offered on Delhi-Madurai sector starts from Rs 3,975 and the return journey fare starts from Rs 7,950, the airline said in a statement.
The service will be offered 4 x weekly i.e. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
24th July 2017
Air India Express plans ways to boost brand visibility
No-frills airline Air India Express is preparing to bolster its brand visibility online, especially among the expatriates in West Asia and South East Asia, according to a tender document.
As it embarks on ambitious expansion plans, Air India Express has floated a tender soliciting interest from entities that can set up and manage "search engine marketing channels" for the airline.
17th July 2017
Air India Express has decided to start four services from Kochi to Doha from next month
In the first stage, the airline will launch three direct flight services to Doha from Kochi, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, from August 15 and one more will be launched by September 15, The New Indian Express has reported.
At present, Air India Express operates 14 flights per week between India and Doha, of which seven connect Kerala to Doha.
With four more services being added, there will be 11 flights to Doha from Kerala and a total of 18 flights from the country in a week.
The airline is planning to scale up its operations to Qatar, The Economic Times adds.
“We have rescheduled our operations to Qatar and are introducing new flights to Doha in the next two months,” CEO K Shyam Sundar was quoted as saying.
Air India Express has already enhanced operations to Qatar by offering additional flights from June 24 to address the increase in demand due to the blockade.
15th May 2017
Air India Express announces three additional weekly flights
With competition growing in the Gulf aviation sector, Air India Express is working on ways to spread its wings further.
This low-cost Indian carrier has announced three additional weekly flights to Kochi from Abu Dhabi.
Air India Express travel consultant Abdul Salih said the service will come into effect from June 15.
Such an agreement, if reached with any of Abu Dhabi-, Dubai- or Sharjah-based airline, will add to passengers' comfort who take multiple flights.
The airline carries around 3.5 million passengers a year and has a fleet of 23 Boeing 737800 aircraft. At present, Air India Express flies to 15 international destinations.
India (Chandigarh; Chennai; Delhi; Jaipur; Kochi; Kolkata; Kozhikode; Lucknow; Mangalore; Mumbai; Pune; Surat; Thiruvanathapuram; Tiruchirappalli; Varanasi)
Kuwait (Kuwait City)
Oman (Muscat; Salalah)
Saudi Arabia (Dammam; Riyadh)
UAE (Abu Dhabi; Al Ain; Dubai; Ras al Khaimah; Sharjah)
Air India Express fleet consists of 23 Boeing 737-800. The capacity of the aircraft is approximately 180 seats.
An Air India Express Boeing 737-800
Search and Buy Air India Express Flights
Make a Air India Express reservation and find some amazing deals with discounted Air India Express tickets at Alternative Airlines. Air India Express flies to many destinations, offering a cost effective and safe service to all its passengers. Let Alternative Airlines help find you cheap Air India Express tickets and make reservations on Air India Express today.
Book Air India Express flights with Alternative Airlines. Find amazing deals with discounted Air India Express flights at Alternative Airlines. Air India Express flies to many destinations worldwide, and Alternative Airlines offers a cost effective and safe service to all its passengers. Let Alternative Airlines help find you alternatives for cheap Air India Express tickets. Make international and domestic flight reservations on Air India Express flights today.
Browse the most popular Air India Express flight flights to cities. Alternative Airlines can help you make reservations on Air India Express flights to lots of destinations. Book Air India Express flights on Alternative Airlines and save money. Alternative Airlines is an online travel agency, specialising in booking lesser known airlines and remote destinations.
About Alternative Airlines
Alternative Airlines is an online flight search complete with customer service specialising in booking flights on lesser known airlines and to remote destinations. We offer you a wider choice of airlines supported by a team of customer service and travel specialists for help and advice on your travel plans. We specialise in finding the best available fares on the widest range of airlines and making them available to you online, with prices in the currency of your choice.
Alternative Airlines handles all your travel arrangements and payments, complete with ticketed confirmation. We do not direct you to other websites or service providers. We help you through the process. This is what makes us Alternative Airlines. Check out our revies on Feefo or our reviews page. If you want to know a little bit more about us, read our blog for our alternative travel secrets and stories.
Browse for flights, find some amazing deals, make a reservation and pay in the currency of your choice today with Alternative Airlines. Let Alternative Airlines help find you the best prices and make international and domestic flight reservations with us today.
Join the Alternative Airlines Members Club and get £100.00 back on your 5th booking with Alternative Airlines. You will have insight to many benefits and exclusive deals on over 650 airlines. Click on the Members section on the Alternative Airlines website for more information and join today. We are open every day from 8am until 8pm (UK local time).
How to pay
You can pay for your flights with Air India Express in the currency and payment method of your choice when booking through Alternative Airlines.
We accept PayPal making flight purchases with Air India Express easy and more secure for customers. PayPal is one of the leading forms of online payment, with more than 169 million accounts worldwide.