The flight services between Chennai and Mysuru has been receiving very good response and the union government’s UDAAN scheme, which began from April this year, has met with good success in this sector.
The circuit is logging 90 per cent occupancy from both the sides — from Mysuru to Chennai and Chennai to Mysuru. The reason for good response is the existing flexi timing; not only the businessmen and corporate officials have started using the flights at regular intervals, but even tourists have started to use these flights frequently.
Since the launch of the commercial flights’ operation from Mysuru, this is for the first time that such response and demand has been created. Every day the flight to Chennai from Mysuru departs at 7.55 pm and reaches Chennai at 8.55 pm and from Chennai it departs at 6.20 pm and reaches Mysuru at 7.35pm.
Earlier, three private operators started the services but discontinued it owing to lack of fliers.
This services is more viable than the Shatabdhi train which leaves Mysuru 1415 hours to reach Chennai at 2200 hours T A Gurunath, Airport Manager, Mysuru Airport said that scenario had changed a great deal. “Earlier, people used to ask if Mysuru had an airport, but now, people are gradually looking for connectivity to and from Mysuru.
Apart from all this, the flexi timing is attracting more passengers for Mysuru-Chennai flight. The working class and even tourists have been preferring this flight. Since April, almost every day 60 to 65 people travel in the Trujet 72-seater flight from both the sides,” he said.
Arjun Ranga, Managing Director of Cycle Pure Agarbathies and Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry said that it is feasible and convenient for people who have a day’s work. The flight between Mysuru and Chennai was restarted on September 15 under UDAAN scheme and the tickets are reasonably priced.>