Air India Express
Air India Express

Vijayawada: Air India Express (AIE), India’s first international budget carrier, expands its wings to Vijayawada International Airport, with the introduction of non-stop connectivity to Mumbai.  

The services on Mumbai– Vijayawada sector will commence on January 19, 2018. Air India already connects Vijayawada to Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru. With the new service the city of Vijayawada is now being connected to major metros in the country.

The Mumbai service will be available thrice a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.  The flight will depart from Mumbai at 8am and arrive in Vijayawada at 9.45 am. In the return direction, the flight departs from Vijayawada at 10.30 am and will arrive at Mumbai at 12:10 pm.

Air India Express, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India Limited, Head- Quartered at Kochi, Kerala. It has a fleet of 23 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, six of which are brand new having joined the fleet recently. These new aircrafts are equipped to carry more and come with lighter seats and higher performance capabilities. 

Though the airline follows the market principles of a low-cost carrier, Air India Express offers complimentary tea, coffee and meals on board as its USP, said AIE in a press release on Wednesday.