Mysore airport takes wing

Mysore airport takes wing

Mysore airport takes wing

C ome October 1, the city of Mysore will script a new chapter in the Indian aviation industry, and also will strengthen its image as Tier II city. The newly built airport will become operational catering daily flight services. To start with, the services will be available for Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore route. Though, a small initiative, the airport becoming operational will usher a new season in the industry both in business and tourism.

And, the Kingfisher airlines is taking the pride in becoming  the first airliner to start regular flight services from Mysore airport.

The state-of-the art infrastructure built at a cost of Rs 80 crore is all ready to greet the visitors on a daily basis, to fly. The Kingfisher airlines will run the Mysore-Bangalore-Chennai services six days a week, except on Saturdays.

A senior AAI official told City Herald that it was a good beginning for the airport. The Jet airways has also shown keen interest to start the regular flight services. They have placed orders for new ATR flights and may join the Kingfisher soon. The rest of the airliners would also fall in line once there is an improvement in the demand for the services, he said.

Jayakumar, noted travel and tour operator says that the city has a good potential for the air traffic.  “Our office has received good inquiries locally. There are numerous bookings from offshore agents and travellers to avail flight services in coming days. Many of the bookings are inter-connecting travel scheduled from Mysore to Bangalore or Chennai. The connecting schedule links the travellers to major metros like Delhi, Mumbai and international towns and cities,” he said adding that there are good number of local travellers who took either road or rail services to reach Bangalore International airport on a regular daily basis and vice-versa.

The new flight services becoming a regular feature from Mysore- Bangalore- Chennai route will only reduce their travel time with a marginal increase in the expense, Jayakumar feels.

Finally, the long cherished dream of Mysoreans to fly will see taking wings on October 1 when the first of the regular flight service is expected to land at 12 noon. The flight will depart for Chennai via Bangalore at 2 pm to reach the destination at 5’O clock in the evening.