Dubai: Air India Express (AIE), the low-cost arm of India's national carrier, will now fly to Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) from Dubai International Airport.
Trichy will be the airline's 10th destination from Dubai, and it is the first time Trichy is being connected to Dubai with a direct non-stop flight.
The flight will start operating from tomorrow. There will also be flights on Wednesdays and Fridays. From Trichy the flight will proceed to Chennai on all three days.
The flight from Dubai to Trichy and Chennai will leave Dubai International Airport (Terminal 2) at 5.20pm and land at Trichy at 10.55pm.
It will leave an hour later and arrive at Chennai at 1.05am.
The return flight will depart Chennai at 11.40am and arrive at Trichy at 12.50pm. It will then take-off at 1.30pm and arrive in Dubai (Terminal 2) at 4.20pm.
Apart from adding Trichy in the summer schedule coming into effect from today, the capacity from Sharjah International Airport is being increased from seven flights a week to 14 flights a week to Kerala.
With the above additional capacity, AIE will have 45 frequencies a week from Dubai and Sharjah to 10 Indian destinations.