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Paramount to launch Madurai-Chennai link

The airways is offering 50 per cent discount on full fare to senior citizens and disabled passengers.

india Updated: Sep 12, 2006 13:22 IST

Paramount Airways is planning to launch its third Madurai-Chennai service with a link to Hyderabad on Friday.

The airline aimed to operate 56 flights from next month from the current 24 flights it was operating now, the Airways Managing Director M Thiagarajan told newsmen in Hyderabad on Monday night.

It planned to introduce flights between Tirupathi and Vishakapatnam in October and Madurai-Bangalore flight from November. It had also planned to connect prime destinations in south India, he said.

"We will concentrate on south and then move to north. In a year or two we will be able to do that", he said.

The airways would offer 50 per cent discount on full fare to senior citizens and disabled passengers, Thiagarajan said adding that travel for disabled children below 12 years would be free.

A special group rate for college and school students would be given soon under a scheme, by which one ticket would be given free for every group of 10 students, he said.

Thiagarajan requested the Tamil Nadu and Kerala governments to reduce the sales tax on aviation turbine fuel to make air travel cheaper.

First Published: Sep 12, 2006 13:22 IST