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 #13035  by Sundar
 March 24th, 2017, 9:23 am
Madurai gilli wrote:Image

^^ Air asia CEO is consistently demanding the Indian Govt. to fly Madurai for the past 15 long years but the unfair & unreasonable bilateral decisions in Indo-ASEAN treaty is still keeping IXM unutilised whereas the other nearby airport that features as one of the 18 POC's in the treary already is connected with 6-7 daily flights to Kuala lampur (KUL).

Hope Madurai gets a KUL flight soon ! Peace :)

International Air-Cargo from Madurai, from next month(April'17)

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 #13036  by Sundar
 March 24th, 2017, 9:27 am
As per booking engine, Jet Airways inaugural direct Mumbai flight verge of SOLD OUT. Only few seats (5-6) left. "Madurai டா" :thumbup:
 #13053  by Sundar
 March 26th, 2017, 1:31 pm
Inaugural DEL/BOM-IXM flight is just landed: :thumbup:

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 #13055  by madurakarenda
 March 26th, 2017, 1:40 pm
Sundar wrote:As per booking engine, Jet Airways inaugural direct Mumbai flight verge of SOLD OUT. Only few seats (5-6) left. "Madurai டா"
Aiyo neruppu dowww moment for rivals

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 #13057  by Sundar
 March 27th, 2017, 8:04 am
Jet Airways launches direct flight to Mumbai; Indigo comes up with third service to Chennai

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Madurai airport got two more flight services – one providing the first direct air link to Mumbai by Jet Airways and the other the third service by Indigo connecting Chennai – on Sunday.

A host of dignitaries, including Madurai MP R. Gopalakrishnan, Head (Administration), Sterlite Copper and Vedanta Limited, Thoothukudi, Paresh Gajjar, Executive Director, People’s Watch, Henry Tiphange and Jet Airways Head (Domestic Sales) - India, V. Raja, General Manager, Sales (South India), U. Shenoy were among those who participated at the inaugural ceremony of the Madurai-Mumbai direct flight service.

Mr. Raja said the new service was to match the demand of flight service with the people of Madurai and surrounding areas, beyond Chennai. “We found that a lot of people were flying to far-off destinations such as Pune, Indore, Kolkatta and Ahmedabad. This service to Mumbai will give them the best option for their journey (with better connectivity to various destinations),” he said.

Besides, the timing of the flight would reduce the waiting time for international passengers who fly from Mumbai to various destinations such as London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Gulf coutries, he added.

Jet Airways will operate Being 737-800 with 12 business and 156 economy class seats.

“Jet Airways would like to have a fair share of the cargo and passenger movement from Madurai airport with a competitive pricing and with full service,” he added.

The first boarding pass was given to Chairman and Managing Director of Union Bank of India Arun Tiwari.

The flight would depart from Mumbai at 10.55 a.m. and reach Madurai at 1 p.m. It would fly back to Mumbai at 1.35 p.m. and arrive there at 3.35 p.m. This service also offered an onward connectivity to New Delhi.

Chennai-Madurai

Meanwhile, Indigo, the low cost airliner that was the last to enter Madurai airport early this month, launched its third flight to Chennai on Sunday.

The Airbus 320 flight will leave Chennai at 9.20 a.m. and arrive at Madurai at 10.30 am. This will provide a better connectivity to international passengers arriving at Chennai from various destinations early in the morning to reach the southern districts.

It would leave Madurai at 10.50 a.m. and reach Chennai at 11.50 a.m.

www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-na ... 668328.ece
In addition to those two flights, Indigo also launched their temporary (till Apr-30) flight to Hyderabad. SpiceJet already operating one flight in Madurai-Hyderabad sector.
 #13058  by ananth
 March 27th, 2017, 11:25 am
Feb 2017 Statistics

Air craft movement

For feb and till feb

International - 166 & 2026
Domestic - 689 & 8543

Total - 855 & 10,569

Total no is up by 22% compared to same period of last year


Passenger movement

For feb and till feb


International - 19,141 & 2,45,463
Domestic - 56,453 & 6,38,750

Total - 75,574 & 8,84,213

Total no is up by 16% compared to same period of last year
 #13060  by Sundar
 March 27th, 2017, 4:52 pm
ananth wrote:
March 27th, 2017, 11:25 am
Feb 2017 Statistics

Air craft movement

For feb and till feb

International - 166 & 2026
Domestic - 689 & 8543

Total - 855 & 10,569

Total no is up by 22% compared to same period of last year


Passenger movement

For feb and till feb


International - 19,141 & 2,45,463
Domestic - 56,453 & 6,38,750

Total - 75,574 & 8,84,213

Total no is up by 16% compared to same period of last year
Very impressive. Indigo already added 40% more seats. Current year going to be great for IXM.
 #13061  by Malaysia Mustafa
 March 27th, 2017, 9:46 pm
Load Factor report for the month of Feb 2017

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Destination wise load factor for the month of Feb 2017

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HYD had two daily flights from Feb 8 till the end. Yet, we registered 89% load in both flights. 8-) 8-) Obviously, this is the highest numbers for HYD.

DEL pax has increased significantly in recent times. Last Nov, IXM had 2.2k in last Nov and 2k in this Jan. For the first time, IXM has 2.8k pax to/from DEL. This is bound to increase in March and April as both Jet Airways and Indigo introduced one-stop flights to Delhi.
 #13070  by Sundar
 March 28th, 2017, 9:24 pm
^^ Impressive performance. Consistently keeping load factor above 80%. Let see whether Indigo additional seats brings it down or not. :roll:
 #13074  by madurakarenda
 March 29th, 2017, 9:39 am
Therikkuthu mass :) definitely it will bring down for few months but adhuku aparam mass kaattum

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 #13218  by Sundar
 April 9th, 2017, 5:02 pm
As an indication that more foreign airlines would not be allowed to operate international flights from small airports, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha expressed hope that domestic carriers would meet demands of passengers through Madurai airport.

When asked whether Madurai airport will be included in bilateral airport treaties with countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, he said the government looked at those demands carefully. “If there is indeed a demand from Madurai for flights to international destinations, our hope is that our domestic carriers will be able to satisfy those demands,” he added, while interacting with the media here on Saturday.

Earlier, members of Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry submitted a memorandum to Mr. Sinha at Madurai airport, following his visit to Sivaganga to meet party workers as part of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Foundation Day celebrations.

Apart from demands for extension of terminal building and immediate commencement of international cargo operation at Madurai airport, the Chamber also reiterated in their memorandum the long-pending demand for inclusion of Madurai in the bilateral treaties so that direct flights could be operated to different international destinations. Presently, Colombo was the only international destination served by a foreign carrier from Madurai.

Citing Mr. Sinha, chamber senior president S. Rethinavelu said the government was not keen to encourage foreign airlines to pull passengers from airports such as Madurai to theirs hubs in their countries for onward journey to other international destinations.

Regarding their demand for international cargo operation from Madurai, the chamber said the Minister assured them that the matter would be discussed with Home Minister regarding Bureau of Civil Aviation Security clearance.

The chamber also demanded that the Madurai airport terminal be extended from the present built-up area of 17,500 square metres to 60,000 square metres and the extension of runway from 7,500 feet to 9,000 feet to meet the growing traffic.

Chamber president Jegatheesan and its chairman (Tourism in south Tamil Nadu) N. Sriram were present.
So he is very clear Madurai will not added to any bilateral agreement with Malaysia, Singapore and UAE. :(
 #13225  by Sundar
 April 10th, 2017, 7:44 am
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 #13233  by M.Mohamed Rafi
 April 11th, 2017, 9:24 pm
yes they will happily allow trichy , coimbatore and even thoothukudi under the nose , all at the cost of our beloved Madurai. how long are we going top tolerate this ? deplorable, disappointing and disdainful.
 #13237  by Sundar
 April 13th, 2017, 5:18 pm
Some works happening air side of the terminal. This is what I mentioned before.
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 #13238  by Malaysia Mustafa
 April 13th, 2017, 5:20 pm
This is good. There are extending the apron on the left side to use the 1st aerobridge without hassle

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