Hyderabad to Surat route is all set to get connection from two airlines – Star Air and Air India Express. The latter airline has already started the service and the former has announced its plans. Continue reading the Blog for all the details.
Air India Express: Hyderabad to Surat
Air India Express has already started flights between Hyderabad and Surat. The airline on December 17th started bookings for these flights. With effect from 9th January, it has started services. It is now operating four times weekly on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with the Boeing 737-800NG.
The airline operated its maiden flight using a Boeing 737 registered as VT-AXU. Here is a close look at the flight timings:
IX 4117: Departs Hyderabad at 04:15 hrs and arrives at Surat Airport at 05:45 hrs.
IX 4118: Departs Surat Airport at 14:45 hrs and arrives at Hyderabad Airport at 16:15 hrs.
Apart from Hyderabad, Air India Express will also connect Surat Airport to Dubai. The airline recently created history, when it operated the first-ever international flight from Surat to Dubai. With this inauguration, Surat Airport received a brand new international terminal building. The airline will soon start scheduled flights to Dubai.
Star Air: Hyderabad to Dubai
Before the initiation of Air India Express flights, IndiGo was the only airline operating daily flights on this route. Now, Star Air has also announced that it will give company to Air India Express and IndiGo.
With effect from 23 January, the airline will start non-stop flights between Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) and Surat International Airport. The airline will operate thrice weekly flights on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It will utilize one of the three Embraer ERJ175 for this route.
The Embraer E175 fleet of Star Air has been sourced from Belavia. The aircraft are leased by Nordic Aviation Capital. The airline has decided to retain the cabin of Belavia. As a result of this, it has 12 Business class seats in the front cabin.
Here are the timings of Star Air Flight:
S5 236: The E175 departs Hyderabad Airport at 19:00 hrs and arrives at Surat Airport at 20:30 hrs.
S5 237: The E175, after a halt of 30 minutes, departs Surat at 21:00 hrs and arrives at Hyderabad Airport at 22:30 hrs.
In short, the number of flights between Hyderabad and Surat will be doubled from 23rd January. Previously, 7X weekly flights were operated by IndiGo. With 4X weekly flights of Air India Express and 3X weekly from Star Air, the total frequency will be 14X weekly.