Air India Express is ready to start a new flight from Bahrain to the Indian capital, New Delhi, from October 26, 2009. Meenakshi Mallik, Air India Manager - Bahrain and Jordan, said that the new flights would initially fly via Doha and Mumbai, to New Delhi and would leave Bahrain at 3.30 pm. She told that the flights would be scheduled on every Monday, Thursday and Saturday and would be operated on a Boeing 737-800.
Mallik also pointed out that the New Delhi has become the carrier's fifth destination to India from Bahrain. She added that the airline already had its operation to Calicut and Cochin daily, Trivandrum twice a week, Mangalore thrice weekly and a Gulf Air code share daily flight to Bangalore. She said that the new Delhi-Bahrain would become a non-stop direct flight to New Delhi, if it proved successful.
Air-India Express is a low-cost airline subsidiary of Air India, based in Mumbai. It operates services mainly to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The airline is also a part of the National Aviation Company of India Limited, which was incorporated for the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines.