Six major airlines have shown their interest to operate flights to Thiruvananthapuram and thus, have approached Airport Authority of India. The airlines Gulf Air which national carrier of Kingdom of Bahrain will have direct flight for Bahrain – Thiruvananthapuram – Bahrain from 15th December 2013 onwards. Others airlines are Air Asia, RAK Airways, Malindo Air, ABC airways and Air Costa have been looking for permission for flying to this city.
Currently almsost 15 airlines including India’s national Carrier Air India operating on Domestic and International sectors and thus, passenger traffic to Thiruvananthapuram has reached upto 3 Million.
The interests of the airlines for operating to Thiruvananthapuram have been confirmed by Mr. VN Chandran (Airport Director).
The incoming of more flights to Thiruvananthapuram will certainly increase the inflow of the tourists to Kerala as well as to Tamil Nadu. Hopefully Kerala Tourism Dept. and Tamil Nadu Tourism Dept. will consider more number of tourists to their respective states and accordingly will make available more travel facilities which includes Good Service standard Hotels, well maintained public and private transport and above all safety of travelers especially single female travelers.
News Courtesy: The Hindu