Deccan to connect 3 cities in Kerala

Air Deccan is commencing its services to 5 new destinations--including Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode from Feb 1.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 15:17 IST

As part of its efforts to connect smaller towns and cities in the country, Air Deccan is commencing its services to five new destinations--including Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode in Kerala from February 1.

The other two destinations to be connected through its network are Aurangabad and Rajkot, Air Deccan said in a press release here. With this, 51 destinations would be connected by Air Deccan, making it the largest flight network in India, the airlines claimed in a press release here.

Opening of new sectors involves huge processes including getting permissions from the airport authorities. For this the facilities offered at airport bases, the manpower requirements laid down by airport authorities, security requirements, runway infrastructure facilities etc are taken into account.

Air Deccan also said there would be a delay of about 30 days, in flight operations in the Kolkata-Imphal and Chennai-Tuticorin sectors. Passengers who had made the bookings in advance, could avail a free reschedule to a later date or a full refund of the reservation amount, the release added.

First Published: Jan 24, 2006 13:45 IST