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Air Deccan spreads its wings further

Air Deccan spreads its wings further

Air Deccan also announced the launch of new flights to Jaipur via Mumbai to be serviced by Airbus A320.

Bangalore: Low cost flier Air Deccan announced on Tuesday the launch of new daily flights to the temple towns of Madurai and Tirupati from Bangalore from October 30.

The flights would be serviced by a 48-seater ATR 42-500 aircraft, Air Deccan said in a statement here.

According to the schedule announced, flight DN407 would leave Bangalore at 1055 hrs and reach Tirupati at 1145 hrs. It would reach Vishakapatnam from Tirupati at 1340 hrs. In the return journey, flight DN408 would leave Vishakapatnam at 1355 hrs, reach Tirupati at 1550 hrs and Bangalore at 1640 hrs.

The daily Bangalore-Madurai flight DN105 would leave Bangalore at 1500 hrs and reach its destination at 1630 hrs. In the return journey, flight DN106 would leave Madurai at 1645 hrs and reach here at 1815 hrs.

Air Deccan also announced the launch of new flights to Jaipur via Mumbai to be serviced by an Airbus A320.

The five-day flight DN606 would leave Bangalore at 1015 hrs, reach Mumbai at 1145 hrs and depart for Jaipur at 1220 hrs. It would reach Jaipur at 1355 hrs. In the return journey, flight DN605 would leave Jaipur at 1425 hrs, reach Mumbai at 1600 hrs, depart Mumbai at 1640 hrs and reach Bangalore at 1810 hrs.

The schedules were subject to approval by relevant Government authorities, the statement said.

Commenting on the new flights to Madurai and Tirupati, Air Deccan Managing Director G R Gopinath said the airliner already had flights to Madurai from Chennai and two flights to Tirupati from Hyderabad.

The new flights to these cities would provide the much-needed speedy connectivity at affordable fares to pilgrims.

first published:September 20, 2006, 10:57 IST