Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Only civilian ops from Mysore Airport

Mysore Airport will continue to be operated by the Airports Authority of India and not be handed over to the Indian Air Force for setting up a helicopter base.
 The Ministry of Civil Aviation is said to have assured Mysuru MP Prathap Simha that the airport would continue to operate purely for civilian operations. Last week, Simha had appealed to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to let the airport function without any defence establishment.
 “Currently Mysore airport is witnessing a surge in passenger movement with the implementation of RCS UDAN Scheme. The passenger movement has increased by seven fold since the implementation of the scheme and also emerging under Non UDAN flights/routes,” the MP had written to the minister. He has said that allowing a defence establishment to operate from the airport would have an adverse effect on the tourism and industry in the region.
The airport currently operates flights to Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa and Hyderabad. Another flight to Kochi will become operational once the runway re-carpeting work at the Kochi Airport is done.
11/02/20 Bangalore Mirror
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