The Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TNCCI) has requested Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, scheduled to visit Singapore next month, to include Madurai airport in the bilateral treaty between the two countries and pave way for commencement of air services between Singapore and Madurai.

In a press communiqué, TNCCI said that many airliners based in Singapore, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates had evinced interest in operating flights to Madurai.

But they could not, for want of inclusion of Madurai airport in the bilateral treaties with those countries. As of now, the only international flight being operated from Madurai was to Colombo in Sri Lanka.

Operation of flights to more international destinations from Madurai would accelerate industrial growth, investment and economic development of south Tamil Nadu, the chamber said.

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