Bangalore: Pioneering low-cost carrier, and recently merged arm of Kingfisher Airlines, Deccan has announced a further addition in its services to all parts of the country with the launch of eighteen new flights across various sectors, including a new one, Jorhat. It said that the new flights commenced operations on 29 March 2008, marking the beginning of the summer schedule.
Ramki Sundaram, officiating CEO, Deccan said ''Deccan continues to provide unparalleled connectivity across the length and breadth of India. In our new summer schedule we have introduced a slew of flights to new city pairs in addition to increasing operations on key routes.''
The carrier is the first to connect Bangalore and Indore and the only airline that connects Bangalore to Indore and Nagpur with convenient morning flights. It said that the city pair of Indore and Nagpur is connected only by the Deccan – Kingfisher combine.
Deccan has also launched two daily flights connecting Bangalore with Trichy, which is another first as these two cities will be linked for the first time ever by air.
Jorhat in Assam is the new city to receive connectivity through Deccan's new Kolkata – Jorhat - Kolkata (via Guwahati) flight.
Deccan has also introduced the only direct Lucknow - Mumbai – Lucknow flight as well as flights connecting Cochin and Mangalore.
The airline says that tickets are widely available at Rs500 (plus taxes and surcharge).