Alliance Air will operate 70-seater ATR aircraft. Other airlines too are expected to resume services.

Kochi naval airbase to open for passenger flights to Bluru Coimbatore from Aug 20
news Kerala Floods Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 09:48

In a relief to people stranded in Kerala, with no means to travel out of the flood-hit state, Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will begin commercial operations from the Kochi Naval Air Base from Monday. Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu took to Twitter to announce that the flight operations will operate its 70-seater ATR aircraft.

“In view of disruption of flights from Cochin airport due to floods, a joint team sent by @MoCA_GoI has approved starting of scheduled commercial flights using ATRs by Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, between Bangalore and Cochin Naval Airbase. #KeralaFloods,” said the tweet.

Initial services will connect Kochi with Bengaluru and Coimbatore, with two services to each city in a day. The minister added that more cities and more airlines are expected to join the initiative. He tweeted, “The flight operations between Bangalore and Cochin Naval Airbase will be starting from 20th August morning. More destinations such as Coimbatore, Madurai are also in the pipeline. Other airlines are likely to join this effort too. All possible steps are being taken #KeralaFloods.”

He also tweeted the schedule of the services from Kochi Naval Air Base.

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