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Alliance Air AA plans evening stop in Tiruchi

Image result for alliance airHaving decided to start a new flight service from Chennai-Tiruchi-Chennai this month-end, Alliance Air is actively exploring the possibility of operating another service in the same sector.

A subsidiary of Air India, Alliance Air is considering the introduction of the second service by September if everything goes as per plan.

The airline authorities are keen to launch the second service — an evening flight — in the same sector, said official sources.

Alliance Air has already announced its decision to launch a morning service from Chennai-Tiruchi-Chennai from this month-end. The airline will operate a 70-seater ATR type aircraft, with the departure timing from Tiruchi connecting it with Air India’s Dreamliner flight from Chennai to Singapore in the morning.

The sources said the proposed second service in the evening will also be timed to provide connectivity to international flights from Chennai and to New Delhi.

The airline’s keenness to start the second service was taking into account the domestic potential, the sources said adding that an ATR 600 type aircraft with 70 seats will be introduced once the plan was through.

If the second service takes off, the number of domestic flights to Chennai from Tiruchi will rise to five. At present, Jet Airways is the lone carrier operating three flights in the Chennai-Tiruchi-Chennai sector every day. This figure will increase to four from August-end when Alliance Air launches its service.

Barring Chennai, there is no direct domestic connectivity to any other major city in the country notwithstanding the persistent demand from the travel sector and passengers.

Alliance Air operates services to 37 destinations across the country majority of which are Tier-II and Tier-III cities.


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