Airline to operate an ATR aircraft on the sector

Private carrier, Jet Airways, is to commence operations from Tiruchi with a launch of a daily service on the Chennai-Tiruchi-Chennai sector from March 27.

Twice a day

According to sources in the Tiruchi Airport, the airline was planning to operate two services a day. However, it has obtained clearance and commenced bookings for its afternoon service on the sector and was awaiting clearance from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for a second frequency in the night.

The airline would operate an ATR aircraft on the sector. The afternoon flights would depart from Chennai at 12.30 p.m. and arrive at Tiruchi at 1.35 p.m.

In the return direction, the flight would depart at 2.05 p.m. and reach Chennai at 3.10 p.m.

The airline website said that the introduction of the service was part of its effort to enhance connectivity to tier II cities.

Meanwhile, the sources indicated, Kingfisher Airlines is likely to expand its operations from Tiruchi.

The airline which operates services on the Chennai-Tiruchi-Chennai sector, is likely launch a service on the Chennai-Tiruchi-Colombo/Colombo-Tiruchi-Chennai sectors soon.