Mysuru, June 2: In order to provide facilities to air passengers from Mysuru and Kodagu region in Karnataka, Kannur International Airport authorities have written to the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) seeking bus services to the airport from Mysuru and Kodagu regions.
Confirming the communication between the recently-opened Kannur International Airport authorities, the KSRTC sources in Mysuru said the corporation had replied with a positive response provided the airport authorities secure the requisite permit from the Kerala government for the operation of bus services.
The authorities had sought bus services from Mysuru, Virajpet and Madikeri to the Kannur airport situated 200 km from Mysuru. It has emerged as a viable alternative to Kempegowda International Airport Ltd. (KIAL) situated at Devanahalli on the outskirts of Bengaluru, about 185 km from Mysuru and surrounding regions.
Sources in the hospitality sector said a few fliers have already begun booking their international flights from Kannur as they find the road journey to Kannur less cumbersome than the one to KIAL, which has to pass through the busy Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway before navigating through the many traffic-dense roads of the Bengaluru city. (UNI)