Bangalore, 1st OCTOBER 2023: Air India, India’s leading global carrier, is set to connect Kochi, the commercial hub of Kerala, with Doha, the Capital of Qatar, with a daily non-stop service from 23rd October 2023. This new flight will fulfil the need of a convenient and comfortable direct connection between the two cities.

AI953 will depart at 0130 local time to reach Doha at 0345 hrs. The return flight AI954 will take off from Doha at 0445 hrs to land at Kochi at 1135 hrs (All Local Time).

The flight, operated with an A320neo aircraft, will offer 162 seats (150 in Economy and 12 in Business Class).

Air India also operates a direct daily flight from Kochi to Dubai.

The new launch is in line with Air India’s commitment to expand connectivity and enhance frequency on domestic and international sectors as it keeps augmenting its fleet with new aircraft. The service will further densify and strengthen our operations to the Middle East.

Bookings for the flights have already opened on all channels, including Air India’s website: (, mobile app, and through travel agents (including online travel agents).

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