The maximum airfares for direct flights to Kerala and nearby airports have remained within the limits specified by aviation regulator DGCA, according to the civil aviation ministry.
Providing an update on the relief measures initiated to help flood-ravaged Kerala, the ministry today said the DGCA has permitted three helicopter services providers to carry out aerial dropping of flood relief material, following request from the Kerala government. The entities are Pawan Hans Helicopters, Ghodawat and Devengere.
Commercial flight services commenced from Kochi naval air station today with Alliance Air operating four flights as the main aerodrome in Kochi is shut till August 26. Besides, no-frills airline IndiGo will start operations from the naval base from tomorrow.
A senior official at the civil aviation ministry said that Jet Airways is also planning to start operations from the naval base.
"Monitoring of airfare carried out on Aug 20, 2018 has revealed that maximum fares on various domestic non-stop direct routes to/from Kerala and nearby airports remained within the limits specified by DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation)," the ministry said in a release.
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