Aviation

Mysuru to be back on air map from Sep 15

MYSURU: Commercial flight operations from Mysuru will resume after a long break under the Centre’s regional air connectivity scheme UDAN from September 15.

This was confirmed by Mysuru Airport Director M.K. Singh as per whom the flight connectivity is to Chennai by TruJet, which will operate on Mysuru–Chennai sector daily, reports The Hindu.

It will depart from Chennai at 5.25 p.m. and reach Mysuru at 6.40 p.m. It will depart from Mysuru at 7.05 p.m. and reach Chennai at 8.20 p.m.

TruJet has already uploaded the flight details on its website, and the ATR 72 flight will operate daily on the route while another operator Air Odisha is also waiting in the wings to introduce flights to Mysuru, according to Pratap Simha, MP.

“Commercial operation of flights will give a fillip to the economic and commercial growth of the city, besides giving a boost to the tourism sector,” he added.

The resumption comes nearly two years after Alliance Air suspended flight services from the city.

Kingfisher, SpiceJet and Alliance Air operated flights at different points of time only to suspend operations owing to various factors, including low patronage. However, stakeholders aver that it was the odd departure timings that was responsible while the connectivity was restricted only to Bengaluru in case of Kingfisher flights.

Mysuru airport figured on the priority list of 52 cities that were identified by the Centre for introduction of flights under UDAN in view of its tourism potential and economic growth. Mysuru receives nearly 3.5 million tourists every year. However, it also has a strong industrial base and flight connectivity is expected to shore up investments.

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