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12:00 AM, July 21, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 21, 2008

Air India Express starts Dhaka-Kolkata flights


Mukta D. Tomar, acting Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh, cuts a cake to mark the inaugural flight of Air India Express in Dhaka yesterday. Other officials were also present.

Indian state-run Air India's subsidiary carrier Air India Express yesterday started regular Dhaka-Kolkata flights, offering attractive economy fare, according to a release.
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, high officials of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and Biman Bangladesh Airlines, among others, were present at the inaugural ceremony at Zia International Airport.
From now on Air India Express will operate six Dhaka-Kolkata and one Dhaka-Mumbai flights weekly with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Three of the Dhaka-Kolkata flights after a short stopover at Kolkata, will fly to Bangkok and similarly the remaining three flights to Singapore without changing the aircraft. Returnee passengers will have the convenient connections to Dhaka as well.

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