Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New air route to West Asia will cut down flying time

A new air route to West Asia from Tiruchi international airport is to be introduced soon to cut down flying time and save precious fuel for airlines operating in that sector.

The Air Space Management of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has conceived and drawn up the new route which has been approved by the Air Headquarters in New Delhi.

The new Air Traffic Services (ATS) route has been approved following a series of high-level discussions between the AAI and the Indian Air Force authorities along with the Air Traffic Control units of Chennai, Tiruchi, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram and Madurai airports.

Under the new ATS route, overseas flights operating in the Tiruchi – Dubai-Tiruchi and Tiruchi – Sharjah – Tiruchi sectors would pass through the airspace of Sulur Air Force station, Coimbatore and Calicut to join the ‘Mike-300’ international air route bound for West Asia.
27/02/17 R Rajaram/The Hindu