BUDGET carrier Flydubai is set to double its network in India starting this June with the addition of Delhi, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram services.
The airline will operate four weekly flights to Delhi from June 1, and three weekly flights each to Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram from June 2 and 3 respectively. All will offer economy and business class seats.
Sudhir Sreedharan, senior vice president commercial (GCC, subcontinent, Africa), Flydubai, said: “These new flights will give passengers from different regions in India direct links to Dubai, enhancing flight connectivity beyond the city to GCC countries and to destinations in Africa, Central Asia, Russia and Europe, most of which have no or very few direct links to India.”
The expansion comes on the heels of a bilateral air services agreement between India and Dubai that paved the way for 11,000 more seats on Dubai-India routes.
"Flydubai is seeing a good demand since it began operations in India. The new flights will not just catch the fancy of point-to-point passengers but transit passengers as well," said Ankush Nijhawan, managing director of major Indian travel conglomerate Nijhawan Group.
Flydubai started operations to India in 2010, and currently flies to Lucknow, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.