First direct flight from Chennai to Jaffna kick off
In this era of excellent connectivity, Air Alliance started the first flight from Chennai to Jaffna on Thursday. Please note that Jaffna is in Sri Lanka.
First direct flight from Chennai to Jaffna kick off: Now you can reach Sri Lanka from India in just one hour. Air Alliance recently operated it’s first flight from Chennai to Jaffna on Thursday in this era of excellent connectivity. Let me tell you that Jaffna is in Sri Lanka. The first flight departed from Chennai International Airport at 8.45 am.
The flight took less than an hour to reach Jaffna from Chennai. The flight was saluted with conventional water as soon as it landed at Jaffna.
Let us tell you that Alliance Air is a part of Air India. Jaffna International Airport was recently inaugurated and Air Alliance became the first international flight to land at this newly built airport.
The airport was inaugurated by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena along with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the presence of Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu. Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu said that the flight would facilitate connectivity between the people of India and Sri Lanka as well as promote tourism and trade between the two neighbors.
This 72-seater ATR aircraft will have daily direct flights between these two cities. According to reports, there is also a plan for the next phase, a direct flight from Jaffna-Tiruchi, ie Jaffna to Cochin.
The flight service is a major step towards increasing trade and economy in the northern Sri Lankan city. This is the part that was broken during the civil war and is now returning to normal slowly. Air Ceylon had earlier operated flights from Jaffna to Chennai and Tiruchi in the 1970s. However, this service was stopped due to conflict of racialism in Sri Lanka.