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Alliance Air to introduce daily morning flights between Chennai and Coimbatore

Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will introduce daily morning flights between Chennai and Coimbatore with effect from April 25.

Flight no. 9I-565 will depart from Chennai at 5.45 a.m. and reach Coimbatore at 7.10 a.m.

Flight No. 9I-566 will take off from Coimbatore at 7.35 a.m. and land in Chennai at 9 a.m. These flights will be available on all days of the week.

Girija Ramesh, Station Manager, Coimbatore Air India, told The Hindu that there was a demand from the people of Coimbatore for the flight. “The potential of Coimbatore has grown so much [that] it is a necessity. We asked the management to include one flight in the morning,” she said.

Highlighting that this is the first time that direct morning flights are being introduced between the two cities, Ms. Ramesh said Air India will now have three flight services to Chennai – one each in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Speaking to The Hindu, a senior official from Airports Authority of India welcomed the announcement, adding that these morning flights will help in compensating the capacity loss arising out of the recent withdrawal of flights by Jet Airways.

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