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What Sets Air India Express Apart?


Air India Express, based in Kochi, is one of India’s most popular budget airlines. Air India Express is owned by Air India and operates as a low-cost subsidiary. Today, it operates a whopping 550 flights weekly, flying to almost 30 destinations in the MENA region. Air India Express was formed in 2005, to fill the gap for economic short-haul international flights.

Air India Express services for Economy Class, Business Class and First Class

Global Reach Economy Class

  • In-Flight Entertainment
  • A la carte pre-booked meals
  • Pre-booking preferred seats
  • Hot meals

Global Reach Business Class

Air India Express services for Economy Class

Global Reach First Class

Air India Express services for Economy Class

Air India Express (IX) Overview

Air India Express Information

The ownerAir India
Company HeadquartersKochi, India
The Main Operational AirportCochin International Airport
Year of establishment2004
AllianceStar Alliance (future)

Air India Express & the Alliance of Common Code

Air India Express is owned by Air India

Air IndiaParent company: Air India Limited

Air India Express Check-in Information

Passengers who have booked with their credit cards are required to bring the credit card used for booking or an attested copy to the check-in counter when flying.

Air India Express Baggage Allowance

Baggage Policy

Air India Express baggage policy is suitable for all passengers on board:

Flammable materials, non-flammable and toxic gases.
Flammable liquids and solids.
Toxic substances such as pesticides, arsenic and cyanide.
Radioactive materials and oxidizing materials.
Firearms and explosives.
Samsung Galaxy 7.
electronic cigarettes.
Items and tools that can cause infection, such as viruses and bacteria.
Corrosive materials such as mercury, liquid batteries and acids.

Note: This is only an indicative list, and the actual list may change depending on the destination you want to travel to on Etihad Airways.

Baggage Allowance

  • Depending on the destination, each adult is allowed a certain amount of free baggage.
  • All infants are allowed 10 kgs of free check-in baggage.
  • The dimensions of each baggage should not exceed 158 cms in total (length, breadth, height).
  • Each passenger is allowed 7kgs of hand luggage.

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Air India Express Food & Drinks

Since all the Air India Express flights are of short duration, the food is limited to only one complementary pre-set meal. Travelers can enjoy the delicious food with some soft cool and hot beverages.

vegetarian meals
Various chicken meals
fruit dishes

In-flight Sales

Shopping during the flight

Air India Express strives to offer the best service to the travelers at a nominal cost with the latest aircraft in the airline industry.

  • Comfortable seating arrangement
  • Offers limited on-board entertainment facilities
  • On payment of an additional fee, you can select your own seat on direct international flights.
  • On the cancellation of flight passengers can be transferred to the next available flight basing on the availability of seats without any additional charges or fare can be refunded.
  • Free baggage allowance
  • Special services are provided to the disabled passengers and wheel chair can be reserved in advance.

Air India Express flights connect to 12 major international destinations with a distance of approximately 4 hours from the different cities in India among which most are quick turnaround with ground time of 1 hour.

  • All Air India Express flights have highly skilled and experienced staffs who welcome the passengers with their great and efficient service.

Air India Express FAQs

Does Air India Express provide online seat selection?
Yes, Air India Express offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.
Does Air India Express allow web check-in?
Yes, Air India Express allows web check-in.
What is the age a new born child can be carried with Air India Express?
Please ensure that your infant is more than 7 days old and under 24 months old at the time of travel. For safety reasons, every infant must be accompanied by an adult. There is a fee for each child.
What is the total number of routes serviced by Air India Express?
The total number of routes serviced by Air India Express is 82.
Can I take a stroller on board?
Yes. Foldable/collapsible pushchairs and strollers meeting the permissible size and weight of hand baggage may be accepted for carriage in the cabin provided space is available.Pushchair/stroller should be stowed and secured in the overhead locker. Its stowage must not create an obstruction to cabin crew and passengers movement nor restrict access to safety equipment or emergency exit.
What is the airline code for Air India Express?
The airline code for Air India Express is IX

Can I book on behalf of a friend or family member?
Yes, you can make a booking on behalf of someone else. However, you will need the official documents such as a credit card and passport details of the traveler. Note that all the information must be entered correctly.
Can I change name on airline ticket?
Yes. You can change the name on a flight ticket but the airline will normally charge you an administration fee to do so. Some airlines will allow you to change the name on your reservation because of a spelling mistake but won't allow you to transfer your flight to somebody else.
Can I carry perfumes in my hand luggage?
Saudia flights do not permit its passengers to carry any liquids including non-alcoholic in their hand luggage due to their no liquid policy. Go through the baggage policy before booking a flight.
Can I use my laptop or mobile during the flight?
Yes, you may use your laptop or mobile once the seat belt signs have been switched off. Your wireless connection must be switched off (known as “Airplane” mode) and you must obey any requests from the airline's flight attendants to switch off electrical equipment at any time during your flight.
If I need help at the airport, where should I go?
You can go to the Airlines’s staff at the airport.
Who is liable if my travel documents are incomplete or no longer valid?
Under international transport law, passengers are responsible for carrying whatever documents are necessary to enter a particular country. The airline will not be held liable for expenses arising due to the passenger's failure to present the necessary documents. Before starting your journey, you must be in possession of all documents relating to entering or leaving the country you intend to visit, along with any relevant health or documents. If you are refused entry to the country, you are obliged to pay all fines and related expenses levied against you or the airline, as well as pay the airline for transport from this country. The airline will not refund you the amount paid for transport to the point at which entry was denied booking.

Air India Express Highlights

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