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Air India Express to launch new flight to Dhaka, Singapore, Riyadh

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by October 13, 2016 General

Tourists look at their camera after taking a picture near the UNESCO World Heritage site Taj Mahal in Agra, India. ― AFP picTourists look at their camera after taking a picture near the UNESCO World Heritage site Taj Mahal in Agra, India. ― AFP picNEW DELHI, Oct 13 — Air India Express (AIE) is set to spread its wings to Bangladesh besides launching new flights to Saudi Arabia and Singapore and increasing its aircraft fleet size to 25 by the end of the next year.

The Press Trust of India (PTI) reports that the airline, which posted a net profit of Rs362 crore (RM22.78 million) in the fiscal 2015-16 for the first time since its launch in 2005, is estimated to have logged a good growth in both passenger numbers and revenue in the September quarter of the current financial year, Air India Express (AIE) Chief Executive Officer K Shyamsunder said.

“We will launch new flights to Singapore from Kolkata and Chennai besides a service to Dhaka from Kolkata. Apart from these, we are also going to connect Saudi city of Riyadh from Calicut during the winter schedule,” Shyamsunder told PTI in an interview from Kochi.

AIE would also connect Dhaka with Kolkata during the winters, he said, adding “a number of other new flights are set to be launched between this month and March next year.”

The winter schedule of the Indian airlines would commence from Oct 30 and last up to March next year. — Bernama

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