AI launches 2 daily budget services from Kozhikode
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 01, 2011, 19:11
Kozhikode: Two daily budget flight services of Air India connecting the city with Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Agatti in Lakshadweep islands were Thursday inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi.

Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, would operate the flights with 48-seater ATR42 aircraft on all days except Sundays, airport sources said.

The Kozhikode-Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode and Kozhikode- Kochi-Agatti-Kozhikode flights, being resumed after a gap of two years, would be a boon to passengers, especially to politicians and those travelling to the state capital for medical treatment.

The flight connecting Kozhikode and Agatti meets a long-pending demand of Lakshadweep people.

Air India is offering attractive fares in view of the Onam festival upto September 30. The fare for journey from Kozhikode to Thiruvananthapuram would be Rs 2,005 while it would be Rs 1,005 to Kochi and Rs 3,005 to Agatti.

Speaking to reporters at the Karippur international airport here after the inauguration, Ravi said the demand for re-introduction of the direct flight between Kozhikode and Delhi and Chennai would be examined.

The two flights were cancelled a couple of years ago for various reasons.


First Published: Thursday, September 01, 2011, 19:11

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