Foreign travellers looking for flights between South India and Middle East could soon hope to fly on the state-run airline, ‘Air Kerala’. The proposed carrier may very soon cater to international tourist influx to the India’s southern province.
Indian and international flyers looking for convenient flights options between South India and popular destinations in Middle East may soon have added flights options made available to them by Air Kerala.
Authorities recently announced that the Kerala government’s proposed airline, Air Kerala would start flights operations with five leased aircrafts flying to popular destinations in the gulf countries, according to online sources.
Oommen Chandy, Kerala’s Chief Minister said, “The Middle East is the place where we have our people in large numbers and the need of the hour is to come to their help by operating flights with budget fares to suit the common man. Hence, we will start operations to the Middle East countries with five leased aircrafts.”
While it true that the airline will offer seamless flight options to the people from South India working in gulf countries, the carrier will also cater to the needs of international foreign vacationers who book tickets on India bound flights to destinations in South India every year to relish rejuvenating holidays in this beautiful travel destination.
If the experts are to be believed, things aren’t going to be easy for the new airline in its quest to start international flights operations from India as a carrier should have successfully operated in the domestic sector for five years to start international operations and should also own a stipulated number of aircrafts. However, state authorities have requested the government to waive off the two conditions and are hopeful of getting a nod from the relevant authorities.
Air Kerala will be established as a subsidiary of the India’s first private-public funded Cochin International Airport Limited.