Thursday, September 28, 2017

Good news for globetrotters: New flights from KIA

Budget carrier IndiGo has also applied for launching air services to Shirdi, Kakani had earlier said.
Three new domestic flights and services on one new international route will commence operations from the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) next month. On the domestic front, SpiceJet will introduce direct flight services between Bengaluru and Coimbatore and Bengaluru-Madurai sectors. The third new domestic flight will be between Bengaluru and Belagavi. The low-cost airline was already operating one flight on this route and starting next month it will add an additional flight to Belagavi where the airport was refurbished recently with the inauguration of a new terminal building.
The flights services on the Bengaluru-Coimbatore and Bengaluru-Madurai sectors will commence from October 4 onwards. The flights will operate six days a week on both the routes. On the Bengaluru-Coimbatore route, the flight will depart from KIA at 2.50 pm and arrive Coimbatore at 3.45 pm. From Coimbatore the flight will depart at 4 pm and arrive KIA at 5 pm. On the Bengaluru-Madurai route, the flight will depart from KIA at 4 ppm and arrive at Madurai at 5.05 pm. From Madurai, the flight will depart at 12.50 pm and arrive KIA at 2.05 pm. The additional flight services on the Bengaluru-Belagavi route will commence from October 4 and it will be a daily flight.

As per DGCA statistics, 4,561 passengers travelled to and fro KIA from Belagavi during July making the north Karnataka city the second most busy route within the state after Mangaluru. SpiceJet has said that it will deploy its Bombardier Q400 aircrafts on all of the above routes. On the International front, the new service is between Bengaluru and Amsterdam. Jet Airways will commence its non-stop flight from Bengaluru to Amsterdam from October 29.
28/09/17 Bangalore Mirror