Air India Express' Inaugural Flight on December 30 from Ayodhya International Airport

Air India Express' Inaugural Flight on December 30 from Ayodhya International Airport

Air India Express announces the commencement of services from Ayodhya International Airport, the airline’s 45th destination and third operational sector in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Starting December 30, the airline will operate direct flights to Delhi, and offer convenient one-stop itineraries to multiple destinations within India and beyond. This marks a new milestone in rapid expansion of Air India Express, supported by a continually growing network and a substantial fleet expansion.  

The inaugural flight IX 2789 on December 30, 2023, is scheduled to depart from Delhi at 11.00 hrs. and land in Ayodhya at 12.20 Hrs. From Ayodhya, IX 1769 is scheduled to depart for Delhi at 12.50 hrs. and arrive at 14.10 hrs. 

Commenting on the launch of this new destination, Aloke Singh, Managing Director of Air India Express, said, “Air India Express is excited to commence operations from Ayodhya right after the airport opens. This underlines our commitment to enhancing connectivity from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities across the country. We're enthusiastic about Ayodhya's anticipated growth, attracting pilgrims and travelers from near and far and take pride in being part of this exciting growth story.” 

The airline has released the schedule for daily non-stop flights between Ayodhya and Delhi, with bookings available through its mobile app and award-winning website, as well as other major booking platforms.

 Schedule of Ayodhya Flights effective January 16

Flight No



Departure Time

Arrival Time


IX 1590






IX 1592






 Air India Express also provides convenient one-stop itineraries connecting Ayodhya to destinations such as Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, Kochi, Guwahati, Goa, Gwalior, Jaipur, Pune, Surat, Srinagar, and Sharjah.

 Currently, Air India Express operates from Lucknow and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, connecting the cities with Dubai, Sharjah, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune with direct flights. 

Recently, Air India Express also became the first airline to operate a direct flight from Surat to Dubai on the very day when the Surat International Airport had its new international terminal inaugurated.