The schedule, submitted by the Mihin Lanka Airlines, to operate between Colombo and Madurai has been accepted by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
The airline is expected to commence its thrice-a-week service (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) on the Madurai-Colombo sector in the first week of September, sates The Times of India.
"The AAI has accepted the schedule proposal submitted by the Mihin Airlines to fly between Colombo and Madurai three days a week. If everything goes well, the service between Colombo and Madurai will commence in the first week of September," said K Sankiah Pandian, airport director.
The flight will depart from Colombo on 2.20pm and reach Madurai at 3.20pm. In the return direction, it will depart from Madurai at 4.15pm and reach Colombo at 5.15pm as per the tentative flight schedule of Mihin Lanka Airlines. An Airbus A-321 type aircraft with a capacity of 200 passengers is planned to be operated in the sector.