We are really happy that our Mysuru city is growing in good speed and has become a great flying destination. This has become possible due to our Government’s efforts under UDAN [Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik, known by its acronym UDAN, is a regional airport development programme of the Government of India and part of the Regional Connectivity Scheme of upgrading under-serviced air routes].
However, the connectivity of Mysuru to the bigger cities of the North is yet to be achieved. Smaller flights could be introduced to Mumbai and Delhi at least two or three days in a week. This will make travel abroad more easy.
There is also a need to have flights, once or twice a week, to Tirupathi, Mangaluru and Shirdi. Travel to these destinations is very difficult through other means, particularly for the elderly. I hope the authorities concerned will take note of this and do the needful.
It is pointless to wait for endless months or years for building a big runway for Mysore airport!
– Kala Chary, Bogadi, 10.3.2023
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There are less than 100 small aircraft’s with commercial airlines in india with indigo and alliance air having approximately 39 and 20 ATR aircraft’s and SpiceJet having around 26 bombardier Q400.Hence since there is a shortage of small aircraft’s , connectivity to Mysuru from other cities might have to wait for runway expansion. All routes mentioned by Mr.Chary are lucrative ones but none of the airlines want to fly till now , maybe because they don’t have aircraft to spare and they are also bound to use those aircraft to fulfil the governments promise of UDAN service to remote places in india. Hence the wait .Hopefully the runway expansion will be over before 2024 elections.
If Pratap simha, takes initiative and lead this can happen. Above comment made by chari is true. few netizens feel the same but unable to express. By this time if CM had monitored the runaway increase issue seriously this could have been completed by now. Atleast the govt should wake up to ensure the work starts and completes in quick session. This additional flights to distant places is a necessity for mysoreans. Pl. wake up.