Air India launches second Mangaluru-Mumbai service

Air India has strengthened flight connections between Mangaluru and Mumbai by introducing a second daily flight from June 10th.

“The development closely follows IndiGo’s commencement of a third daily flight on the Mumbai-Mangaluru route on May 22,” the company said.

In total, the two airlines now offer a total of five daily flights on this popular route. In 2022, the Mumbai-Mangaluru route proved to be the busiest with about 4.90 lakh passengers.

Air India flight (1679) departs Mumbai at 12:40 PM and lands in Mangaluru at 2:10 PM. The return flight, AI (1680), departs Mangaluru at 2:50 p.m. and arrives in Mumbai at 4:35 p.m.

The service’s first flight welcomed 182 passengers on AI (1679), while 167 passengers flew on AI to Mumbai (1680). The other Air India flight, AI (679), departs Mumbai at 5:45am and arrives here at 7:20am. On the return flight, flight AI (680) departs Mangaluru at 7.55am and arrives in Mumbai at 9.35am.

IndiGo has announced that it will continue its third daily service to Mumbai through the end of the current summer flight schedule, which ends on October 28th.

“Originally scheduled until June 15, the low-cost airline has extended the flight’s availability for ticket bookings until July 31. As a result, the MIA is currently recording a daily average of 38 air traffic movements (ATMs), with the passenger count (both domestic and international) “The number stands at around 5,000,” the company statement said.

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