No Mysuru-Cochin flight from Oct. 31

No Mysuru-Cochin flight from Oct. 31

October 29, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: There will be no flight from Mysuru to Cochin International Airport from Oct. 31 as the airline has decided to drop the flight due to losses. All bookings will be cancelled after Oct. 31 and only existing bookings till that day will be valid.

Mysore Airport Director R. Manjunath told Star of Mysore this morning that the Alliance Air flight operates from Bengaluru to Cochin via Mysuru.

Though the airlines operated well within the scheduled timings, there has been a lack of response for Mysuru route. Except for some businessmen from Kerala in Mysuru, there were not many takers for the flight. Even Bengaluru-Mysuru section of this aircraft received lukewarm response, he said.

“It will be henceforth treated as a direct flight from KIA in Bengaluru to Cochin. Alliance Air has communicated this change to us and we are in talks with other operators like IndiGo for the best route in the best timing from Mysuru to Kochi,” he said.

19 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “No Mysuru-Cochin flight from Oct. 31”

  1. Vinod says:

    We are disappointed with this decision of air alliance. Both Kochi and Mysore are tourist hotspots, really a wrong time to pull the plug on a such a service,just before the tourist season in dec,jan .Hopefully the service would start again soon . Very few people knew about the Kochi -Mysore air link ,lack of awareness could be one reason for the drop in maybe indigo or another airline could focus more on this aspect.

  2. Balan says:

    True people don’t know that this route exist. even this flight would be beneficial for people of south bangalore to drive 90 mins in express way and fly to kochi instead of travellig to devanahalli. Trains to kochi from mysore and bangalore is waitlisted 3months in advance for weekends.

  3. Dr Girish Hugar says:

    They can start the encounter to kalburgi as there was a flight to kalburgi from mysore through banglore . So that it will be useful as well as benefit to traveller’s and airlines also kindly consider it…..

  4. Visakh Varma says:

    Nobody knew that there was a flight from Kochi to Mysore

  5. Zaidan saly says:

    Very much disappointed about this news.Kindly reschedule the timing and restart this flight.Alternative days maybe also a good choice.

  6. Junaid sait says:

    Wrong decission. I feel there is a misscalculatiion. I have frequently travelled in the route and felt that the booking air ticket via websites have created this problem. Price of airticket suddenly increases 3to5 folds. Genuine travellers who like to book tickets also will not take up this route due to exorbitant prices. During my booking I have to take a ticket spending 7000 per head the actual price is below 2000 I felt it is due to hi demand and holiday season but when I boarded the flight to my shock 50% of the seats were empty. This this clearly shows that wrong and high pricing has caused this problem. The flight would have been 100% full is it pricing would be controlled I remember it was during Onam season the flight was empty. There is something wrong in the way the tickets are sold. Please check.

  7. Purusothama NAGAPPA says:

    It is not good choice of Alliance air. Please reconsider with other opetators.

  8. Sunil C says:

    The Civic authorities in Mysore and AAI along with the state tourism department should conduct awareness drives and project Mysore airport connectivity to prospective domestic and international travellers. Flight connectivity to Mumbai/Delhi should also be focused keeping in mind potential tourists to the Nilgiris.

  9. Jake says:

    Alliance air is the worst airlines ever, i have taken indigo, air india and spicejet and most other airlines and this is the worst, took their Mysore to goa airlines and had to wait 6-7 hours in airport due to issues from alliance air.

  10. Abhilash K R says:

    Not a good news for the tourists from Kerala and even for mysore keralites. But anyway it is a wrong decision on their part to discontinue the flights. As there is no direct train connectivity people used to take the flights from/to Mysore which mostly used to be double the regular rates (1900/-) and also used to peak upto 5 times during the festival season. So the rate fluctuations may be one of the primary reasons for less seat occupancy. Secondly, the Airport remains in the outskirts of the city and they don’t have any prepaid Taxi or other transport mechanism which could help the passengers arriving to further move to their destination. This was a big trouble for most of the passengers as the local taxi and even Uber/ola also drivers used to charge very high as extras. So, these problems are to be addressed so that if some new airlines starts operation the same problem should not repeat again.

  11. Bavil says:

    The timings are very odd. If the schedule of the flight in the morning before 9 am or evening after 6 pm there will be lot of people will be intrested

  12. Rose says:

    As a regular passanger of Mysore Kochi flight i can say that the flight was more than 75 percent full on many days. It is truly surprising why Alliance pulled the plug in this one. This flight was very convenient and quite cheap too for passangers like me. I really hope they would restart it or some other airlines would take it up

  13. Need more ads or publicity for flight availability in this route. Most people does not know about it.

  14. Tony says:

    It is a clear lack of awareness among the travellers. Its the best option for people travelling to coorg from kerala. Especially sonce roads from kerala are very bad

  15. Krishnan Kutty Nair says:

    Mysore airport expansion is going forward. This means the airport will be able to receive medium haul jets like the Airbus A320 and Boeing 738.
    PM Modi in his stop over in the UAE have assured the Keralite businessmen resident in the UAE that he will approve non-stop daily flights from the UAE to Mysore. The Kerala government is encouraging this too.
    In reality these businessmen are currently involved in gold smuggling to Kerala, and the hawala money channel in Kerala has reached a saturation point. But, what PM Modi and the state governments of Karnataka and Kerala are interested is more business traffic from the UAE to Mysore.
    The Kerala government is encouraging more Keralites here to move to Mysore. Some are already in Mysore, and there is a large queue of others who are waiting to move to Mysore. Mysore, soon will be expanded into Greatere Mysore absorbing town and villages , and this will help these Keralites to settle.
    I predict in a few years, the population of Keraiites, will outstrip the native population, making the greater Mysore almost the largest district of Kerala.
    The Mysore-Cochin air route linking other places in Kerala will multiply by next year, as Mysore’s Keralite population swell, and add to this , the above non-stop UAE-Mysore flights weekly in operation.

  16. NITHISH A R says:

    So disappointed with this decision..I used to travel frequently in this flight…the main reason why people do not opt this option might be because the ticket rates are increased to thrice the basic fare most of the days and the difficulty in travelling from airport to city as no proper taxi or bus facilities are available.

  17. Sekhar says:

    Mysore need to grow to have air services. Right now no commercial air service will come forward to operate. Take steps for growth and all other things will follow, without asking.

  18. Abhishek says:

    Hope flights start to gujrat or maharathra or Delhi direct flights so can upgrade tourism

  19. Ceana Paul says:

    This route is a lifeline for many types of passengers including young students and families with young children as Mysuru is also a major educational hub which seems to be forgotten. Are we promoting only tourism now? Not to mention a major professional and industrial hub with many professionals and businesspeople traveling regularly. This is a major setback for Allianceair passengers who have been delicately traveling using this airlines in these routes. There should have been some intimation or alternate arrangements. Poor management decision indeed. Being a regular traveller (atleast monthly twice) I have never seen the flight even half empty and seats are almost always fully booked. This decision is so confusing.


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