International commercial flights to Jaffna to commence on Monday

Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India is all set to expand globally and commence commercial flight operations from Jaffna International Airport to Chennai International Airport from 11th November 2019.

The airline is pleased to announce that there will be direct flight operations connecting the two cities on Mondays , Wednesdays & Saturdays.

Flight 9I 102 will depart from Jaffna at 1245hrs IST and arrive in Chennai at 1410hrs IST.

Flight 9I 101 will depart from Chennai at 1035hrs IST and arrive in Jaffna at 1200hrs IST.

Alliance Air currently connects 53 destinations within India with 113 departures per day. Jaffna is the 54th & first International addition to the list of stations to Alliance Air’s ambit.

This flight is special in many ways. Apart from being Alliance Air’s maiden international foray, it connects Jaffna to India (Chennai) after a gap of 41 years. Also flyers from Jaffna will now have the option of connecting to Trichy, Madurai, Delhi, Trivandrum, Goa, Hyderabad, Kuwait, Muscat, Dubai, Sharjah over Chennai making air travel more convenient.

Alliance Air takes immense pride in connecting the island nation Sri Lanka to Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai. Chennai is among the most-visited Indian cities by foreign tourists especially health tourists giving it a popular nickname of ‘India’s health capital’. Chennai is also nicknamed “The Detroit of India”, with more than one-third of India’s automobile industry being based in the city.

Shri Ashwani Lohani, CMD Air India Group expressed his sentiments at this occasion ‘A proud moment – second airline in Air India group goes global ‘.

‘It brings us immense pleasure that after spearheading efforts connecting unique regional routes within India under UDAN, we now fly international, adding the beautiful island nation Sri Lanka in the aviation ambit of Alliance Air. This will be the first nonstop service between Chennai & Jaffna’ says Shri C.S.Subbiah, CEO Alliance Air.

Jaffna – Chennai Fares starting @$45 plus applicable government taxes/levies which would be $53 additional.

Chennai – Jaffna Fares starting @ INR 3990/- plus applicable government taxes/levies.

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