Air India Express is a subsidiary of the country’s national carrier Air India. A premier low-cost airline headquartered in Kochi, Air India Express was established to cater to the needs of the Malayalee expatriates in the Middle East. The first Air India Express international flight was between Thiruvananthapuram and Abu Dhabi.
This low-cost airline has been popular because of its world-class hospitality, standardized meal boxes and comfortable seats. Passengers are entitled to mineral water and complimentary refreshments. Reading materials and snacks can be purchased on-board. The airline also offers entertainment facilities. Air India Express operates on all international routes within four hours from Indian cities. Daily flights operate to Singapore, Bahrain, Colombo, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Dhaka, Sharjah, Al Ain, Salalah, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat and others. The airline operates around 100 flights per week from South Indian states, such as Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.