Thursday, February 23, 2017

Madurai airport attracts more flights

Madurai airport will get three more services – two on Madurai-Chennai sector with one transit flight to Delhi and the third providing a direct connectivity between Madurai and Mumbai with onward flight to Delhi.

The new services will also see entry of a new airliner, Indigo, to set its foot in Madurai with two flights with effect from March 1.

The low-cost airline would operate a flight between Chennai and Madurai and tanother one between Madurai and Delhi with a touchdown in Chennai. The airline would operate a bigger aircraft, Airbus A320, with a capacity of 180 passengers.

“With availability of additional capacity on Chennai-Madurai sector, air fare is likely to fall down drastically,” said N. Sriram, a leading travel agent.

Though the minimum fare in the sector starts at ₹1,200-₹1,500, the average fare is about ₹4,000. “Still, the fare touches anywhere between ₹15,000 and ₹18,000. We hope this high fare will fall in the coming days,” he added.
23/02/17 S Sundar/The Hindu