unrave wrote:Inaugural schedule at CNN
Kannur – Abu Dhabi eff 09DEC18 3 weekly (schedule below from 11DEC18)
IX715 CNN0900 – 1130AUH 738 247
IX716 AUH1230 – 1800CNN 738 247
Kannur – Doha eff 10DEC18 4 weekly
IX773 CNN2020 – 2200DOH 738 x457
IX774 DOH2300 – 0545CNN 738 x457
Kannur – Riyadh eff 09DEC18 3 weekly
IX721 CNN2105 – 2330RUH 738 457
IX722 RUH0035 – 0800CNN 738 156
Kannur – Sharjah eff 10DEC18 4 weekly
IX743 CNN0900 – 1130SHJ 738 x247
IX744 SHJ1230 – 1740CNN 738 x247
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -dec-2018/
IX will control CNN the way it does CCJ with its bunch of Middle Eastern routes. Don't expect too many domestic flights. It will be difficult for 6E to have a sizeable presence at CNN since almost every flight must be to the ME.
BTW, while SHJ is very close to Dubai (closer than DXB itself), IX might have tried to get a CNN-DXB flight by replacing an existing route. There's something to be said for flying to the region's superconnector airport. Then again, Malayalis rarely connect, if ever, and are happy stopping at the Middle East.