KSRTC plans MoU with Jet Airways for Flybus tickets

KSRTC plans MoU with Jet Airways for Flybus tickets

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation will sign a memorandum of understanding with Jet Airways, which will see the latter offer Flybus tickets, inclusive of air tickets, on all Bangalore-bound Jet flights.

The move is part of KSRTC’s plan to extend Flybus services to Mangalore, Kodagu and Coimbatore in April. The proposal for tying up with the airline, the first of its kind, comes after a survey was done to gauge the number of flight users from these places and only after it was found that there is a considerable number of fliers that KSRTC decided to go ahead.

The agreement, officials said, is ready and all key factors such as cost, timings are being worked out before the final MoU is signed.  The service will go into operation coinciding with the peak season for tourists which starts from April.  Currently, KSRTC is providing a Flybus service from Mysore to Bangalore International Airport.

 KSRTC Managing Director Manjunatha Prasad said “We are hopeful of a good response from the public”. The present bus which is a customised Volvo with GPS fitted provides live display of flight timings besides in bus toilet and pantry service. There are also TV screens inside the bus and wi-fi facility.  The KSRTC is also going to procure the buses early next year.

BIA-Mysore services depart at 9.45 a. and 9.45 pm to reach Mysore at 1.45 pm and 1.30 am, respectively. The Mysore-BIA services depart at 2 pm and 2 am to reach BIA at 6 pm and 5.45 am, respectively. Passengers can also book tickets in advance on www.ksrtc.in as well as via other online channel partners.

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