Air India Express became the first airline to operate a direct flight connecting Surat and Dubai on the day when the new international terminal of the Surat Airport was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi.
17-December-2023, Bangalore: Air India Express achieved a landmark moment as it became the first airline to directly connect Surat and Dubai on the very day when the new international terminal of Surat Airport was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The airline’s inaugural flight from Surat to Dubai, IX 173, took off on Sunday at 11:40 Hrs., carrying 171 guests.
This historic moment was marked by Aloke Singh, Managing Director of Air India Express, presenting the first boarding pass of the flight to the guests at the airport.
“Surat holds great importance for Air India Express as we expand our network on the back of a new fleet, and I am delighted that we are part of the moment when Surat International Airport is growing and unveiling its new terminal. Air India Express is committed to fueling the growth story of Surat, as we connect the City of Diamonds to the City of Gold with this historic flight,” Singh said.
Currently, Air India Express stands as the exclusive airline facilitating international flights from Surat, with a frequency of five weekly flights to Sharjah. The airline has announced the schedule for the four weekly operations on the Surat-Dubai route, and bookings can be made through the award-winning app and website airindiaexpress.com, as well as other major booking platforms.
In addition to Sharjah and Dubai, AIX operates daily flights to Delhi, Bangalore, and Kolkata. With the introduction of the new service, AIX will be operating 30 flights to and from Surat, solidifying its position as an important destination within the continually expanding Air India Express network.