Thursday, August 24, 2006

More domestic air connectivity from Coimbatore airport on the anvil

Coimbatore: The Coimbatore Airport is all set to witness entry of two more domestic airliners within a month to operate services on the Coimbatore-Pondicherry and Coimbatore-Ahmedabad sectors. In the next phase, one of the airlines is planning to fly to Kochi and Agatti (Lakshadweep). An airline has plans for a connecting flight to Tirupati.
At present, there are five airlines - Go Air, Jet Airways, Indian, Paramount and Air Deccan - operating services to Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Mumbai and New Delhi.
Airport Authority of India sources indicated that Jagson Airlines has expressed interest to operate a morning service on the Pondicherry-Coimbatore-Pondicherry sector.
The same airline will offer a connecting service to Tirupati from Pondicherry. Jagson has plans to operate services from Coimbatore to Kochi and Agatti in Lakshadweep in the next phase.
Similarly, Kingfisher Airlines had planned a service from Coimbatore to Ahmedabad from August 15.
24/08/06 V.S. Palaniappan/The Hindu
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