Mysuru: The Mysuru-Kochi flight operations will begin tonight as part of Ude Deshka Aam Nagarik (UDAN) scheme.
Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate an ATR 72 aircraft (91891/892 between Mysuru and Kochi from Mar. 31 to Oct. 26. Except Tuesday, the flight will operate on all the six days in a week. The flight will arrive in at Mandakalli (Mysore Airport) at 8 pm after departing from Kochi and it will leave city at 8.35 pm.
Permission has been given to start flight operations from Kochi, Goa, Belagavi, Bengaluru and Hyderbad as part of UDAN, the Centre’s Regional Air Connectivity scheme.
It may be recalled that sitting Member of Parliament Pratap Simha has tried hard to start flight services from Mysuru and prevailed upon the Union Government for this.
Speaking to Star of Mysore, Director of Mysore Airport Manjunath said that authorities have given a clearance to start flight operations between two cities.
Air Alliance must depute its staff and must come out clear on flight operation timings, besides identification of landing spot and other aspects, he added.
Mysuru is already air-linked to Chennai. Kochi route figures among the five new cities to be connected with Mysuru under the third round of UDAN.
However, sources at the airport said the flight will originate from Hyderabad and arrive in Mysuru, before proceeding to Kochi. On its return, the flight will make a stop-over at Mysuru before flying to Hyderabad.Hence, the flight will be connected to Mysuru as well as Hyderabad and Kochi.
However, Airport sources said that the exact timings and the route are yet to be finalised.
Flight services from Mysuru to Bengaluru had been launched several times only to be cancelled due to complaints of poor passenger traffic. But, ever since the Mysuru Airport resumed air operations to Chennai in 2017, flight operations turned viable.
Start Bengaluru-hubli via Mysore and Bengaluru-mangalore via Mysore.
Now alliance and air india will start wherever you ask… its election time.. it will be like the poll promises.. all efforts and trying hard form last 4 years will fructify before polls. After the election …due to no traffic they will be back to square 1.
This fooling the electors or rather the culture exposure of politicians is to be understood well..
How come all this happens on the verge of Parliament election? and oh my god, SOM will never miss an opportunity to have this to Lick SImha!
what is barrier to build international airport in Mysore
It is a fact that our MP, Pratap Simha, has put in his best efforts to bring Mysore into the air map of India. It is certain that air connectivity to Cochin will pave the way for better tourism and related growth in IT and other areas. It is definitely going to make a good impact and with continued efforts of all concerned, Mysore can soon be in the international air map. Thanks to Mr Prathap Simha for all the efforts in bringing up Mysore Airport.
Its Prachara simha who upgraded Mysore Airport isn’t it? Before him nothing happened in Mysore and we all were living in caves and eating raw vegetables and living nomad’s life.
In last few years, Haven’t we seen How many flights have started from Mysore and stopped in couple of months?
Lets see how long this will survive? How come he could do this on verge of Elections and not anytime sooner? Don’t be blind supported, do favor by asking relevant questions urself.
You could also think of starting a South India Circuit Air, Mysore-Trichinapalli-Madurai-Tiruvanantapuram-Cochin-Mysore