Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) and Air India Express Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for exploring and implementing a slew of promotional campaigns, programmes and schemes for passengers.
Mr. S Suhas IAS, Managing Director, CIAL, and Executive Chairman of CIAL Duty free and Retail Services Limited (CDRSL) and Mr. Aloke Singh, Chief Executive Officer of Air India Express, signed the MoU at an event held in Kochi.
As part of the MoU, both the companies are launching an all-new promotional scheme for the passengers. The passengers traveling on Air India Express can avail 15% to 20% off while shopping from the Cochin Duty Free shop at the international departure terminal.
In addition to this, passengers traveling on any airline will stand a chance to win free round trip tickets through a lucky draw if they are purchasing from Cochin Duty Free.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. S. Suhas said the signing of the MoU sets a significant milestone for closer collaboration and long-term association between CIAL and Air India Express Limited. "Partnerships between institutions are built on shared values. CIAL and Air India Express indeed share common values," he added. Air India Express identifies CIAL as one of its primary hubs. Air India Express is the single largest international airline operator from CIAL in terms of number of flights, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Aloke Singh said with the MoU, Air India Express is looking forward to engaging with its customers more. "We hold our relationship with CIAL very dear. CIAL is a unique airport, unique in its mode of operations, green initiatives and architecture. We are really proud of the relationship we have with the Airport." Being the largest international airline operating in Kerala, Air India Express is looking forward to leveraging the tremendous tourism potential offered by the state once the situation comes back to normal. "Initiatives like this collaboration with Cochin Duty Free will help us become more involved with our customers," he added.