TIRUCHIRAPALLI: The much-awaited new flight service in the Tiruchi – Abu Dhabi sector by the Jet Airways from February 2 has failed to take off for now. The airline had proposed to operate a daily service to Abu Dhabi from here in the early hours by publicising the schedule in October last year.
The announcement of a new service to Abu Dhabi had gladdened travellers in this part of the region in view of the heavy demand for flight connectivity to more West Asian destinations from Tiruchi, reports The Hindu.
Online bookings had commenced the moment the airline publicly put out its schedule in the Tiruchi – Abu Dhabi – Tiruchi sector.
There was strong expectation that the introduction of the new service to another West Asian destination would further perk up overseas passenger and international freight movements from the fast growing Tiruchi airport. However, the airline has decided to defer the introduction of the new service for now.
Airport sources confirmed that the service had been put off for now. The airline had conveyed that the service had been deferred till further notice, the sources said.
The communication regarding postponement of the new service came in mid-January. Those who had booked in advance would either be refunded or re-routed through Chennai airport, the sources further said.