Mysore airport to resume services today

After a gap of one year and two months, Mysore Airport at Mandakalli is all set to resume operations from Monday, when Sankranthi will be celebrated in the region.

Flight timings

The Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft of SpiceJet Ltd, having a capacity to accommodate 78 passengers, will be landing at the airport here from Bangalore at 1.10 pm. After 20 minutes, the flight will depart to Bangalore at 1.30 pm. The flights will operate on alternative days.

On Sunday, regional head of southern region of SpiceJet Ltd, Pankaj arrived in the city and took stock of the preparations. Earlier, a 10-member team — headed by station manager of the airline Bopanna — arrived at the airport here three days ago.

Airport director C N Manjunath told Deccan Herald, water salute will be given on the maiden arrival of the flight. The private airlines has organised a simple ceremony with dignitaries like medical education and district in-charge minister S A Ramdas, in-charge deputy commissioner Dr M N Ajay Nagabushan among others expected to participate.

The flight on the day will be to and fro — Bangalore-Mysore-Bangalore, Chennai-Mysore-Chennai. On January 16, it will be between Mysore, Mumbai and Delhi. The schedule is expected to remain the same till March.

Kingfisher Airlines, which is currently bankrupt was the last airliner to operate from the airport. Now, the slot of Kingfisher Airlines is taken by SpiceJet, which will operate flights from the airport.
Work of the extension of the runway, essential to land larger aircrafts in the airport, is also expected to begin soon.

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