Travelling to Mysore from Bangalore has just got easier and faster. Alliance Air, Air India’s subsidiary that operates domestic routes as per the Regional Air Connectivity Scheme (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagril -UDAN) has commenced operations of Bangalore-Mysore flight services on Friday (June 7).
Flight AI 9539 will operate five days a week with special economy seats costing Rs 1,365. The same for super value economy class is fixed at Rs 1, 589 now. Air India officials assert that Alliance Air’s ATR-72 which has a seating capacity of 70 will ply on the route except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, Mysuru district in-charge minister GT Devegowda and tourism minister Sa Ra Mahesh flagged off the first flight of the new service to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) from Mysore Airport.
Flagged off the much awaited inaugural flight between Mysuru-Bengaluru, Central Govt’s ‘UDAN’ has changed the map of the Civil Aviation sector, special thanks to our PM Shri @narendramodi ji & to Shri @HardeepSPuri ji. pic.twitter.com/FGsl6PXZga
— Pratap Simha (@mepratap) June 7, 2019
As per the schedule, the flight will take off from Bengaluru at 10.30 am to land at the Mysuru airport at 11.25 am. The same flight on its return journey (AI 9540) will depart from Mysuru at 12 noon to land back in Bengaluru at 1 pm.
As per UDAN 3.0, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has also granted flights to Gwalior, Jamnagar, Agra, Thanjavur, and Kalaburagi from Bengaluru apart from Mysuru. The same scheme has announced Mysuru flights to Goa, Hyderabad, Belagavi and Kochi apart from the new flight to the state capital.
While travelling to Mysore from Bangalore via road takes 3.5 hours, the fastest train (12007 MGR Chennai Central -Mysuru Shatabdi Express) takes 2 hours time.
However, for a person travelling from Bengaluru city, it takes around 45 minutes to reach the airport and passengers need to check-in at least 1 hour before the flight time.