Alliance Air, state-owned Air India's regional arm, announced that is starting its early-morning flight services between Hyderabad and Chennai, as well as between Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Alliance Air will operate flights from Hyderabad to Chennai from August 29 and Hyderabad to Bengaluru from August 30. The Hyderabad-Chennai flight will operate five days a week, the airline said in a statement. Alliance Air also said that it will deploy its 70-seater ATR aircraft to connect these cities.
"Responding to the demand of passenger traffic in the early-morning hours, we are delighted to announce the launch of direct services between these cities. This flight will cater to the business needs of the morning travellers saving a lot of time and enhancing productivity," the airline said.
The flight 9I-893 will depart from Hyderabad at 6.25 am and arrive in Chennai at 8 am, while the return flight 9I-894 will depart from Chennai at 8.30 am and arrive in Hyderabad at 10.10 am. According to Alliance Air, flight 9I-501 will depart from Hyderabad at 6.30 am and arrive in Bengaluru at 8.20 am. On its return leg, Flight 9I-502 will depart from Bengaluru at 8.50 am and arrive in Hyderabad at 10.20 am, said the airlines in its statement.
Effective August 30, the Hyderabad-Bengaluru flight will give the travellers from Hyderabad and Bengaluru multiple options for further connectivity in the early hours of the morning. Currently, Alliance Air is operating daily direct flights between the two cities in the evening, it said.
The same-day return connectivity between these cities will allow better time management for flyers and give a boost to trade and commerce, the Alliance Air airlines stated.
Alliance Air currently connects 47 destinations across the country with 76 departures per day and 313 flights per week.