Air India Express, on Thursday, announced the launch of a direct flight from Vijayawada to Sharjah. The inaugural flight is scheduled to take off on October 31.
A press release from the operator said the inaugural flight is scheduled to take off on October 31. The inaugural fares for the Vijayawada-Sharjah sector begin at Rs 13,669, while those for the Sharjah-Vijayawada sector begin at AED 399 (Rs 8,948).
Aloke Singh, CEO of Air India Express, said, “We are happy to announce the debut international service of Air India Express between Vijayawada and Sharjah. After the pandemic's two arduous years, the India-Gulf aviation sector has seen a smart recovery, bouncing back to almost pre-pandemic levels. For those traveling to UAE, particularly to Dubai and the Northern Emirates, the direct service to Sharjah will be a huge benefit, with a well-timed flight.”
Presently, Air India Express operates flights from Vijayawada to Muscat and Kuwait with B737-800 NG aircraft.