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Deccan to connect Chennai, Tuticorin

Air Deccan brings Tuticorin on the country's air map after 15 years by introducing a daily flight from Chennai.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 17:30 IST

The port town of Tuticorin was once again brought on the country's air map after a gap of about 15 years with low cost carrier Air Deccan introducing a daily to and fro flight.

A 42 seater ATR 42-500 aircraft would be deployed on the sector. Air Craft to the sector was stopped after it was found economically unviable.

Speaking at Tuticorin to mark the occasion, Congress MP Dhanushkodi Adithyan expressed happiness that the sustained efforts taken to bring the one time "pearl" town on the air map had borne fruit.

He said efforts would be now made to have the airport upgraded to international standards.

Air Deccan's Chief of Corporate Planning Krishnasamy said the airline was looking forward to connecting similar important and business destinations in the future.

Since its inception in August 2003 with one aircraft, the airline with over 20 today flew to 55 destinations plying 230 flights a day, making the airline the largest network in the country, Air Deccan said in a press release. It was also the only airline connecting some sectors such as Belgaum, Dehradun, Gwalior, Hubli, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Kholapur, Nasik, Rajahmundry and Vijayawada.