Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Fall in number of flights from capital airport

Thiruvananthapuram: There has been a fall in the number of domestic and international flights from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport recently, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said.

Replying to a question by V.S. Sivakumar in the Assembly on Monday, Mr. Vijayan attributed this to a number of issues, including reallocation of flights. The services of Saudia and flydubai were recently shifted to Calicut International Airport. Besides, the flights of Jet Airways were discontinued owing to the crisis faced by the airlines.

He added that various steps were being adopted to improve connectivity from Thiruvananthapuaxiway was speedingram. Spice Jet has now decided to commence daily flights to Mumbai. Besides, IndiGo has increased its services to Kochi and Kannur. Budget carrier GoAir has also initiated steps to increase the number of flights from the State capital.

Scoot airline has launched daily services to Singapore.
The Airports Authority of India had also intervened to facilitate services on the vacant slots from the airport, Mr. Vijayan said.
02/07/19 The Hindu

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