Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Salem, India to see maiden scheduled ops with TruJet

TruJet will launch Chennai-Salem flights on March 25, 2018, the first scheduled passenger service out of the latter airport, ch-aviation schedule analysis has revealed.

The service will be operated 7x weekly with ATR72 equipment. TruJet, previously known as Turbo Megha Airways, currently uses three ATR72-500s and one ATR72-600, the ch-aviation fleets module shows.

Salem's last regular commercial service to Chennai has been terminated in 2011. It was operated by now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines (IT, Mumbai Int'l) and closed due to low passenger numbers. Since then, the airport has been a hub for general aviation and pilot training. TruJet's service will be operated under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS, also known as UDAN), an Indian government's initiative aimed at subsidising flights to un- and underserved airports throughout the country.
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