Jyotiraditya Scindia, the civil aviation minister, stated that the direct flight between Indore and Sharjah inaugurated by Air India Express on Friday will help to increase trade and commerce between the two countries.
Air India Express
In 2013–14, Indore in Madhya Pradesh had flights to 6 locations; as of today, it has flights to 24, including 2 foreign cities, Sharjah and Dubai.From Indore to Sharjah, nonstop flights operated by Air India Express have begun.
The direct route that Air India Express started running between Indore and Sharjah on Friday will help boost trade and commerce between the two countries, according to a statement made by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Three days a week the trip will be run. According to a press release, Scindia stated following the start of the flight that it would not only encourage trade and business but also reunite families who were living in other countries. Air India Express also provides direct flights to Dubai from Indore.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia
There were only 6 destinations linked to Indore in 2013–14. The number of air connections has grown to 24, including 2 foreign locations, in the last nine years. Previously, there were 320 flights per week out of Indore, but there are now 500, he continued.
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Aloke Singh, the MD Air India Express and AirAsia India said
Additionally, the minister noted that while only eight major towns were accessible by air from the state of Madhya Pradesh in 2014, there are now 26. He said that, nine years ago, there were 500 planes flying from the state each week; today, there are 840.
In a separate news release, Aloke Singh, the Managing Director of Air India Express and AirAsia India, stated that the LCC entity of Air India is ready for rapid network development and expansion.
The tier 2 and tier 3 cities, which are the country’s future development engines, will receive more attention from the LCC entity in accordance with our network strategy.
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