MUMBAI: Budget carrier Air India Express on Monday announced the commencement of operations from Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport) with the introduction of four weekly direct flights on the Goa-Dubai sector.
The first flight, IX 840, took off at 1 am on Monday with 148 passengers on board, said AIX in a press statement.
The return flight, from Dubai to Goa is scheduled to depart at 6.05 pm local time and land into Goa at 10.55 pm. The flights to Dubai will operate on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Aloke Singh, MD, Air India Express and AirAsia India, said: “We take pride in being the only airline that offers direct connectivity to Dubai from Goa. AirAsia India, which is set to merge with Air India Express, already operates 13 daily direct flights to/from Goa, connecting five domestic cities. We hope to be a part of the tourism success story of the state and remain committed to offering the best of services to our customers.”