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Monday, February 06, 2012 - 5.30 GMT

TN Chamber urges early introduction of Colombo, Madurai flight service


A delegation from Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry submitted a memorandum on an early introduction of international flight service between Colombo and Madurai and urged for an arrangement for diversion of any other flight by Sri Lankan Airlines for operation between Madurai and Colombo or for connecting Madurai in any other existing service by Sri Lankan Airlines between any other city in India and Colombo, till such time Sri Lankan Airlines is able to acquire a new aircraft for the purpose.

The memorandum was submitted when the delegation met Prasad Kariyawasam, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India at New Delhi on Saturday.

In the memorandum, the Chamber pointed out that around 1,200 passengers per week travel from southern districts of Tamil Nadu to Colombo and recalled the meeting with Mr Nishantha Wickramasinghe, Chairman, Sri Lankan Airlines, during his visit to Tiruchi on and the detailed interactions with him on the abundant passenger and freight potential available in Madurai and other southern districts of Tamil Nadu for the introduction of direct flight between Madurai and Colombo and from there to other international destinations by Sri Lankan Airlines and the guarantee from the Chamber and Travel Club, Madurai, on that occasion, for the minimum number of passengers in the direct flight from Madurai to Colombo to be introduced by Sri Lankan Airlines.

It added that the Chairman of Sri Lankan Airlines assured to implement the proposal and arrange for the introduction of the flight at the earliest, reported The Hindu.





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