Friday, June 09, 2017

Salem, Hosur, Neyveli to get air services via Udan

Chennai: Very soon, people in Salem, Hosur and Neyveli can hop on to flights to reach Chennai and Bengaluru with the Union civil aviation ministry and Tamil Nadu Government signing an agreement for launching of air services from these cities.

Airfields in Salem, Hosur and Neyveli will be developed to launch commercial operations with a few new players showing interest in running flights from these cities.

The civil aviation ministry had approved operation of flights from the three cities under the “Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik” (Udan) or regional connectivity scheme on March 30.

To begin commercial operations and develop the airports, the civil aviation ministry and the Tamil Nadu Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the presence of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami.

Salem, Neyveli and Hosur have airfields that are until now unused and they will be put to use under the scheme.

According to sources in the civil aviation ministry, TruJet, a new player in the field, has sought permission to operate flights to Bengaluru from Salem and Hosur to Chennai.
Air Odisha, another new entrant in the aviation sector, has sought permission to run flights between Salem and Chennai and Neyveli and Chennai.
09/06/17 Deccan Chronicle