With SpiceJet getting positive response from the tourists and travellers to Mysore, the city might soon have daily flight services. It is said that the daily flight services to Mysore might start from first or second week of April. Currently, SpiceJet has been operating flights every alternate day to Mysore and has been receiving good response from the public and tourists which have prompted the authorities to extend the flight service on daily basis.
According to Mysore Airport Director C.N. Manjunath, the matter is said to be discussed during the board meeting of SpiceJet scheduled today at New Delhi. The matter will be put forward by the representative of SpiceJet from Mysore at the meeting. He also added that the proposal will be placed before DGCA.
Speaking to Star of Mysore, Bopanna, SpiceJet Mysore representative, said that the company was keen on operating daily flights and a decision on the same would be taken in today’s meeting.
If the proposal is accepted then Mysore will have daily flight services to Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai. Industrialists, tourists and other employees have also expressed their consent over the proposal opining that it would help in the growth of industrial and tourism sectors in Mysore.
SpiceJet commenced its service from January 14, 2013, on the day of Sankranti, and has been operating flight services every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Currently, flight from Bangalore arrives in Mysore at 12.50 pm and departs at 1.30 pm. It has been receiving good response with 50 per cent of the seats filling up from Mysore. At least 50 per cent of the total 74 seats, that is 35-40 seats are filled in Mysore, which is a good sign of growth for fight operations. For now, there is a direct flight service to Chennai and has been acting as a connecting flight for people wishing to travel towards Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi.
With the response being good from the passengers, it will be beneficial to connect flight to Hyderabad in the future. This apart, the daily fight services will help people travelling towards Coorg in Karnataka, Ooty in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad in Kerala. Earlier, Kingfisher Airlines had started flight services to Mysore during 2011 which was stopped after a year. With the flight operations resuming, it has boosted the tourism sector and there is also demand for flights from different sectors. The daily flight service to Mysore might yield profits to both tourism and airline sectors.
Incidentally, it may be mentioned that the NCP leader and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar & his friends had travelled to Kodagu’s Tamara Resort after arriving in Mysore by SpiceJet.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore