Alliance Air begins flights between Jaffna and Chennai today

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Air India subsidiary Alliance Air to commence commercial flights between Jaffna International Airport and Chennai International Airport today. The flights connect Jaffna to India after a lapse of 41 years.

Air India subsidiary Alliance Air will commence commercial flight operations between Jaffna International Airport and Chennai International Airport today. The airline will begin direct flight operations connecting the two cities on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The first flight will depart from Jaffna at 12.45 pm and arrive in Chennai at 2.10 pm.

This is Alliance Air’s maiden international foray and these flights connect Jaffna to India after a lapse of 41 years. Those flying from Jaffna have the option of connecting to Trichy, Madurai, Delhi, Trivandrum, Goa, Hyderabad, Kuwait, Muscat, Dubai, Sharjah over Chennai making air travel more convenient.

CEO of Alliance Air, C.S. Subbiah said "We now fly international, adding the beautiful island nation Sri Lanka in the aviation ambit of Alliance Air. This will be the first nonstop service between Chennai and Jaffna. Jaffna–Chennai Fares start at $45 plus applicable government taxes/levies which would make it $53."

Alliance Air currently connects 53 destinations within India with 113 departures per day. Jaffna is the 54th and first International addition to the list of stations to Alliance Air’s ambit. It is the constant endeavour of Alliance Air to bolster its network and soar higher connecting India and beyond, the CEO said in a release.

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