Mangaluru International Airport is starting extra flights
| Wednesday | 23rd September, 2020
Mangaluru International Airport is starting extra flights to bring it out of the pandemic-induced downturn in passenger traffic. SpiceJet has set the ball rolling by reintroducing flights to Delhi, and Bengaluru.
Mangaluru International Airport is starting extra flights to bring it out of the pandemic-induced downturn in passenger traffic. SpiceJet has set the ball rolling by reintroducing flights to Delhi, and Bengaluru. Air India and IndiGo, the other state and private airlines operating to MIA are planning to ramp up services from the airport in a phased manner.
SpiceJet has filed with MIA, the airline started direct flight on Delhi-Mangaluru-Delhi sector on September 22. The flight will operate on Tuesdays and Sundays. SG761 leaves Delhi at 10.10am and reaches MIA at 12.35pm and leaves as flight SG762 at 1.10pm to reach Delhi at 3.55pm. The fares range between Rs 6,206 for Spice Saver and Rs 7,406 for SpiceMax as per fare chart on the airline’s website.
The airline has also introduced additional flights to Bengaluru every Wednesday and Thursday starting today. This is in addition to daily flight to Bengaluru.
Air India too has re-started flights from Mangaluru. It is operating a flight three days a week on Mumbai-Mangaluru-Kochi-Mumbai sector. Flight AI 681 leaves Mumbai at 2.45pm and reaches here at 4.20pm. This flight leaves for Kochi at 5.20pm and reaches there at 6.20pm. The average occupancy between Mumbai-Mangaluru and Kochi-Mumbai is around 95%. IndiGo is operating five flights two to Bengaluru daily, one to Mumbai four days a week, one daily to Hyderabad and one to Chennai three days a week. IndiGo has scheduled an ‘Air Bubble Flight’ to Dubai on September 26.
The airline executive said that passenger load that was in single digits has since gone up to three digits indicating a rebound in passenger confidence, . Relaxation in quarantine norms in Karnataka has spurred the spike in passenger traffic.
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