Colombo, Nov 09 (BAN/ AD): In a press release Alliance Air has said that November 11 onwards Chennai and Jaffna will begin operations. Alliance Air is wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India. Press release says 3 flights will be operated weekly i.e. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The flight schedule is as follows from Chennai 9I 101 will depart at 10.35 a.m. and arrive in Jaffna at 12 p.m. The flight from Jaffna 9I 102 will then depart at 12.45 p.m. and reach Chennai at 2.10 p.m. on the scheduled days. On October 17 Jaffna International airport was inaugurated and flights were planned to start from November 1.
The Jaffna International Airport, which was declared open on 17th October, will be the Alliance Air’s first connection to an international destination, the statement said. Alliance Air currently connects 53 destinations within India with 113 departures every day.
C.S. Subbiah, CEO, Alliance Air said “It brings us immense delight that after spearheading efforts connecting unique regional routes within India under UDAN, we now fly international, adding the beautiful island nation Sri Lanka in the aviation ambit of Alliance Air. This will be the first non-stop service between Chennai & Jaffna.”
The cost of a ticket from Chennai- Jaffna will be INR 3,990 plus applicable taxes and levies, while the Jaffna-Chennai ticket will cost $45 plus taxes.