Indian airlines to add new services

9 Dec 2016 by Neha Gupta Kapoor
AirAsia India

AirAsia India will add an additional daily service between Bengaluru and Goa, and Bengaluru and Pune from December 18.

The new Bengaluru-Goa service will take off from Bengaluru at 1720 and land in Goa at 1850. The return flights will take off and land at 1915 and 2020 respectively.

This will be the fourth service between the two cities.

The second daily Bengaluru-Pune flight will take off at 1545 and land in Pune at 1720. The return flight will depart from Pune at 1745 and arrive at 1915.

AirAsia India’s managing director and CEO, Amar Abrol says, “Our flights from Bengaluru to Pune are doing extremely well and so are our three existing connections to Goa. We see immense demand in this sector. We are constantly working towards providing our guests the most convenient options for them to pick from. We are confident that this new connection is going to be well received by our guests”.


SpiceJet has also announced the launch of a new service between Chennai and Rajahmundry from December 15.

Flight SG 3081 will depart from Chennai at 1310 and arrive at Rajahmundry at 1430. Return flight SG 3082 will depart from Rajahmundry at 1500 and reach Chennai at 1615.

This will be the second city directly connected by SpiceJet to Rajahmundry, after Hyderabad.


Starting January 5, full service airline Jet Airways will launch a daily direct flight between Bengaluru and Colombo.

Flight 9W 278 will depart from Bengaluru at 0040 and arrive in Colombo at 0210. Return flight 9W 277 will leave Colombo at 0310, to arrive in Bengaluru at 0435.

Jayaraj Shanmugam, the chief commercial officer at Jet Airways, says, “Jet Airways is delighted to launch a direct service between Bengaluru and Colombo. With increasing economic activity between India and Sri Lanka, Jet Airways realised the gap in the connectivity and plugged it with this direct connection. Guests between these two destinations will be offered the best in-flight product and service excellence.”

This service is in addition to Jet Airways’ current twice daily service between Mumbai and Colombo.

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