Mysuru-Chennai daily flights from September
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Mysuru-Chennai daily flights from September

July 29, 2017

Mysuru: For those who constantly lament about lack of air connectivity from the Mysore Airport, here is some good news. Daily flight operations from Mysuru to Chennai will begin from September this year and there will be two flights. Air Odisha and True Jet have agreed to operate flights from Mysuru to Chennai.

Speaking to Star of Mysore at the Mysore Airport at Mandakalli this morning, Director of Mysore Airport Manoj Kumar Singh said that the operations will begin in September under the first phase of bidding for the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), known as UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik), launched by the Narendra Modi Government.

Under RCS, the Central Government has identified 19 airports in the State for development and upgradation. The Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Karnataka Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 20 to develop these airports with features that include helping the common man fly at affordable rates, promoting tourism and encouraging regional growth, he said.

Manoj Kumar

“There will be two daily flights from Mysuru to Chennai and we have considered this popular route. People can reach Chennai in one hour and by paying Rs. 2,500 per seat. “Bhubaneswar-based Air Odisha will operate the night flight at 9 pm. The 19-seater plane will arrive in Mysuru at 8.45 pm and will leave for Chennai at 9 pm,” Manoj Kumar Singh said.

Hyderabad-based True Jet will operate the 72-seater morning flight and its timings are yet to be decided. “Every day, hundreds of travellers take the Shatabdi Express and other express trains and we are targeting that crowd as they can reach Chennai in one hour. True Jet reaches in one hour but the 19-seater Air Odisha will take one-and-a-half hours to reach Chennai,” he said.

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Under the RCS scheme, air operators have bid for operations from Bengaluru to Bellary, Bidar to Bellary and Mysuru to Chennai. “Future plans will be to start operations from Mysuru to Kochi, Hyderabad and Kannur under the UDAN scheme,” he said. “Representatives from the Union government, Airports Authority of India and the flight operating companies have visited the airport and we are set to fly from September,” he said.

Agreements have been signed with Air Odisha and True Jet for three years and operators cannot terminate the contract. “If there is a gap in the revenue or losses, the Union government will fund 80 percent and the States will fund 20 percent to reimburse the losses, he added.

Manoj Kumar Singh said that a refuelling station will be set up at the Mysore Airport and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a Fortune 500 oil refining, exploration and marketing PSU with a Navratna status, has evinced interest in setting up the refuelling station. “Refuelling station in Mysuru will boost air traffic and increase the popularity of Mysore Airport as both private and public sector airline companies can refuel their planes here,” he said.

7 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru-Chennai daily flights from September”

  1. Palan says:

    Very good news. Please keep coming up with such good news more and more often. Completion of electrification of trains, more and more flyovers and multi-level parking lots around the city, and a metro system parallel to the ring road will be a great news too.

  2. Rsghu says:

    Thanks to orgineser

  3. Kannan Srinivasan says:

    I feel Mysore Airport is not Utilized. Great start of having flights to Chennai. Later need to plan for Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad.

  4. Shabaz Ahmed says:

    Very good effort
    Need to utilize our airport
    We are suffering because of its non-operation

  5. Sakar says:

    Just extend 1 or 2 flights from the existing destination, and make stop over at Mysore.

    1) Mumbai – Mysore via Bangalore
    2) Hyderabad – Mangalore via Mysore
    3) Chennai – Goa via Mysore

    Thamk

  6. rr says:

    mysore chennai will fail. it should be via bangalore.
    why should we take a flight to chennai?
    shatabdi is also deserted many times.
    please consider mysore-bangalore chennai like spicejet and fecilitate through check in on other operators flights to connect to other cities

  7. Dharamchand says:

    Please improve Indutrial automatically airport improve and flight bya Bombay Hydrabad chennai not Banglore because if connecting Banglore our time will west

    Mysore is a one of tourism place airport should we improve thank u

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