Update on relief operations in Kerala from Ministry of Civil Aviation

The update on relief operations from Ministry of Civil Aviation is as follows:

• Alliance Air has commenced scheduled air services to/from INS Garuda, Cochin with ATR-72 aircraft. IndiGo would also be commencing scheduled operations to/from INS Garuda, Cochin w.e.f. 21 Aug 2018.

• Details of Flight Schedule Approved by DGCA to/from INS Garuda, Cochin:

– M/s Alliance Air: 

Bengaluru-Cochin-Bengaluru (02 flights)

Chennnai-Trichy-Cochin-Chennai (01 flight) 

Hyderabad-Bengaluru-Cochin-Hyderabad (01 flight) 

– IndiGo:

Bengaluru-Cochin-Bengaluru (01 flights)

Bengaluru-Cochin-Chennai & vv (01 flight)

• Monitoring of airfare carried out on 20 Aug 2018 has revealed that maximum fares on various domestic non-stop direct routes to/from Kerala and nearby airports remained within the limits specified by DGCA. 

• Based upon request received from Kerala Government to facilitate them in air dropping of relief material, DGCA has permitted three helicopter operators M/s Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd., M/s Ghodawat and M/s Devengere for carrying out aerial dropping of flood relief material.



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