Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Air Odisha flights between Mysuru and Chennai soon

 Mysuru: Air Odisha has sought permission to launch operations from Mysuru airport from November 30, under the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme titled UDAN (Udey Desh Ka Aam Nagrik).

This was confirmed by M.N. Singh, director of Mysuru airport, who said the flight will provide connectivity to Chennai in view of the passenger traffic to that city.

According to the tentative flight schedule submitted by Air Odisha, the flight will arrive in Mysuru at 8.50 p.m. and depart to Chennai at 9.15 p.m. At present, only TruJet operates a flight from Mysuru (also connecting the city to Chennai).

Though there are expectations of a few more flights connecting Mysuru with other centres, and negotiations are under way, none of them have been finalised. Hence, Mr. Singh refused to speculate on other launches.
Once Air Odisha takes wing, it will be the first time since the inauguration of the upgraded Mysuru airport in 2010 that two flights will operate out of it regularly. In the past, Kingfisher, SpiceJet and Alliance Air operated from the airport, but at different points of time. All eventually suspended operations citing a poor load factor.
25/10/17 The Hindu

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