TAMIL NADU

Paramount Airways to link Chennai, Madurai



Staff Reporter

Services to be launched from April 2

MADURAI: Paramount Airways will be operating its services in the Chennai-Madurai sector from April 2, said M. Thiagarajan, Managing Director of the company, here on Saturday.

Briefing presspersons, he said that the growing passenger potential in this sector with phenomenal economical and industrial growth had propelled the operation of its services.

The airways would be operating two flights everyday in this route. Apart from this, the aircraft would also connect Hyderabad, Cochin, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Chennai.

"If the passenger, intended to reach Bangalore, opted for the morning 8.35 flight, it would be a thoroughfare, as the same flight would carry the passenger to the destination, except for a brief stop over at Chennai. Similarly the afternoon 3.30 flight would carry the passenger to Cochin via Chennai," he said.

The 70-seater Embraer aircraft were the best in business and had state-of-the-art security features, he said and added that the airways had dispensed with the middle seat as every seat was either a window or an aisle seat. Four-member cabin crew would cater to the needs of the passengers.

The ratio of cabin crew to passengers was among the highest in the world with exceptional in-flight service and personalised individual attention, he said.

Paramount would be the first choice for business and leisure travellers by offering full business class services at extremely affordable fares lower than the normal Economy class fares of other airlines, Mr. Thiagarajan claimed.

`Valet service'

Besides, the airways had also introduced the `valet service' for the benefit of its passengers. The passengers of the aircraft would be taken care of right from the car parking area by the customer support staff of the airways.

Moreover, the passenger would be permitted to carry free baggage up to 30 kg, whereas in other airlines it ranged from 15 kg to 20 kg, he said.

Flights to Bangalore

The airways had 100 per cent passenger retention and had been contemplating on direct flights from Madurai to Bangalore and to Mumbai.