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IndiGo launches 6 new direct routes for India-Middle East

IndiGo has announced 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.

Speaking on this, 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.”


Flight No. Origin Destination Frequency Effective Departure Arrival
6E 1485 Bengaluru Dubai Daily June 01, 2023 8:15 10:25
6E 1486 Dubai Bengaluru Daily June 01, 2023 22:20 4:10
6E 1211 Kochi Bahrain Daily Jun 13, 2023 20:35 22:45
6E 1212 Bahrain Kochi Daily Jun 13, 2023 23:45 06:55
6E 97 Lucknow Dammam Daily Jun 13, 2023 20:30 22:50
6E 98 Dammam Lucknow Daily Jun 13, 2023 23:50 06:25
6E 1501 Kochi Dammam Daily Jun 13, 2023 09:05 11:10
6E 1502 Dammam Kochi Daily Jun 13, 2023 12:10 19:35
6E 77 Chennai Dammam Daily Jun 13, 2023 08:20 10:45
6E 78 Dammam Chennai Daily Jun 13, 2023 11:55 19:20
6E 91 Ahmedabad Jeddah Daily Aug 11, 2023 19:20 21:55
6E 92 Jeddah Ahmedabad Daily Aug 11, 2023 22:55 06:35

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