Monday, August 20, 2018

Kerala floods: Jet Airways announces flights to Kochi naval base

Private carrier Jet Airways has joined Air India arm Alliance Air in announcing flights to Kochi naval air base. The INS Garuda air strip was granted the Centre’s approval for civilian use on Saturday, following closure of the main airport in the city due to unprecedented rains. Jet Airways said it would operate one flight on Tuesday from Bengaluru to Kochi.
Alliance Air on Saturday announced starting of flight from Monday on its 70-seater ATR aircraft. Jet Airways, too, operates ATR planes. The Centre said on Sunday that a joint team of multiple aviation-related bodies and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) inspected the Kochi naval base, a day after announcing operation of commercial flights from the base from Monday to aid rescue efforts.
20/08/18 Indian Express