IndiGo has announced six new direct flights between several Indian and Middle Eastern cities.
The newly introduced routes include Bengaluru-Dubai, Kochi-Bahrain, Lucknow-Dammam commencing from June 01 and Ahmedabad-Jeddah, effective from August 11, 2023.
The airline has also announced seasonal additional flights between Chennai – Dammam and Kochi – Dammam in view of the high demand for travel to Middle East from India during the summer season. IndiGo will be the first Indian carrier to operate direct flights between Bengaluru-Dubai, Kochi-Bahrain; and the only airline to provide daily direct connectivity between Kochi-Dammam, Lucknow-Dammam, Chennai-Dammam and Ahmedabad-Jeddah cutting down travel time.
Currently, IndiGo provides connections to 11 destinations in the Middle East including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Ras Al Khaimah, Riyadh, Sharjah, and Muscat. The addition of these new flights will add capacity and enhance accessibility for travellers to and from the Middle East during the summer holidays.
Vinay Malhotra, head of global sales, IndiGo said: “At IndiGo, we are excited to meet the growing demand for travel between India & the Middle East, especially during summers. These new direct connections will not only offer hassle-free and affordable options for travel between the cities, but also considerably reduce the travel time. The Middle East, with its rich culture, delectable cuisine, and abundant oil reserves, is now more accessible than ever before to corporates, traders, tourists as well as those visiting friends & family. We remain committed to providing our customers with courteous, on-time, and affordable travel experiences, and will continue to explore new flight options.”