Air India Express starts Dhaka-Kolkata-Bangkok/Singapore flights

Flag carrier Air India's low cost subsidiary, Air India Express, has begun regular Dhaka-Kolkata flights, which will extend further to Bangkok/Singapore for three days in a week each. The services are available at attractive fares, a statement from the airline said.

Air India Express will operate six Dhaka-Kolkata and one Dhaka-Mumbai weekly flights with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Three of the Dhaka-Kolkata flights will fly to Bangkok after a short stopover at Kolkata and similarly the remaining three flights will travel to Singapore without change of aircraft.

Returning passengers can take advantage of the connection to Dhaka as well.

Mukta D Tomar, acting high commissioner of India to Bangladesh, S Mahadevan, executive director (east) of National Aviation Company of India Ltd, SR Premkumar, country manager of Air India Express Bangladesh, and high officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and Biman Bangladesh Airlines, were present at the inaugural ceremony held at the Zia International Airport.