Air India Express Launches Daily Direct Flights Between Bengaluru and Kozhikode Starting January 16

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26th December 2023, Bengaluru: Air India Express announces the commencement of daily direct flights between Bengaluru and Kozhikode, starting January 16th.

The inaugural direct flight on the Bengaluru-Kozhikode route, IX 0876, is set to depart on January 16, 2024, at 18:45 hours, reaching Kozhikode at 19:45 hours. The return flight, IX 0860, will leave Kozhikode at 20:15 hours, arriving in Bengaluru at 21:15 hours.

Speaking about the new route, Ankur Garg, Chief Commercial Officer, Air India Express, said, “Kozhikode and Bengaluru stand as important stations within our extensive network, with Kozhikode hosting the highest number of Air India Express international flights and Bengaluru commanding the largest share of our domestic flights. The introduction of a direct flight connecting these two cities will facilitate convenient one-stop itineraries to numerous destinations across India and the Middle East, enhancing accessibility and convenience for the residents of both Kozhikode and Bengaluru. In the coming days, we will explore opportunities to expand our domestic connections from Kozhikode, providing even more travel options for our guests.”

The airline has released the schedule for daily non-stop flight between Bengaluru and Kozhikode, with bookings available through the airline’s award-winning mobile app and website airindiaexpress.com, as well as other major booking platforms.

Schedule of Flights effective January 16
Flight No Departure Arrival Departure Time Arrival Time Frequency
IX 0876 Bengaluru Kozhikode 18:45 19:45 Daily
IX 0860 Kozhikode Bengaluru 20:15 21:15 Daily

With this new flight, residents of Kozhikode now have access to convenient one-stop flights to 22 destinations, including Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, Jaipur, Pune, Varanasi, and more. These destinations can be conveniently connected via Bengaluru, where Air India Express operates 344 weekly flights.

Air India Express operates 95 flights per week from Kozhikode to 13 destinations in the Middle East and two domestic destinations, solidifying its position as the largest airline operating out of Kozhikode. With the introduction of this new flight, residents of Bengaluru gain convenient access to connect to these Middle Eastern destinations via Kozhikode.

With 90 flights operating weekly from Kochi, 58 from Thiruvananthapuram, and 52 from Kannur, the airline has solidified its position as the largest international airline on Kerala – Gulf routes. On the domestic front, Air India Express connects Kochi with direct flights to Bengaluru, Hyderabad and New Delhi. From Thiruvananthapuram, the airline operates domestic routes to Bengaluru and Chennai. Adding to that, the airline also announced Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode flights recently. Kannur has 42 international flights and domestic flights to Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram.

Air India Express is in a dynamic phase of expansion, driven by the integration of new aircraft into its fleet. Recently, the airline announced the commencement of operations from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, and introduced direct flights to Delhi and Bengaluru from Gwalior. Last weekend, AIXL also became the first airline to operate a direct flight from Surat to Dubai on the very day when the Surat International Airport had its new international terminal inaugurated.

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