This Article is From Feb 26, 2013

Alliance Air to resume Kochi-Agatti flight service

Kochi: Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India Limited, will resume operations between Kochi and Agatti in Lakshwadeep islands from March 1.

An ATR aircraft will operate every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, an AI press release said in Kochi on Tuesday.

The flight will leave Kochi at 10.20 am and reach Agatti at 11.40 am. While coming back, it will leave Agatti at 12 pm and arrive here at 1.20 pm.

"The four-times-a-week service on the Agatti sector will be of immense help to the Islanders," said an official spokesperson of the airline.

The recommencement of the service would aid in increasing the tourist inflow to the picturesque coral islands of Lakshwadeep, the official said.

The airlines had stopped its services to Agatti some five months ago in view of poor passenger patronage. However, it was resuming it considering the upcoming vacation season.