May 30: Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today urged Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel to direct Air India (AI) to start flight operation to Mysore Airport.

In a letter to the Minister, Mr Yeddyurappa said the flight operation may be introduced from Mumbai and Delhi as well as other important cities of the country.

Flight service to City of Palaces would enable attracting more number of foreign and domestic tourists.