Trichy will be connected to Kuala Lumpur by Air Asia from August 12th and it has received the approval of Civil Aviation Ministry while clearances were awaited from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Paramount will start services in Trichy – Chennai sector from July 13th.

Air India which had increased its frequency to make it a daily service on the Chennai-Tiruchi-Thiruvananthapuram-Sharjah sector, is seeking to operate the service all through the week in the return direction too.  The shortage of manpower in the Central Industrial Security Force, in charge of the airport’s security here, has been hampering the move.  The return flights of the airline now skips Tiruchi on three days (Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays) and flies directly to Chennai, as the CISF has not been able to make arrangements for providing security cover here. 

Ahem !! For all of us who always think it is the airlines that drag from introducing new services from Trichy. I was surprised to read the reason for the delay for more services is CISF.

Air India could also be looking to add more domestic and foreign destinations from Tiruchi, including Abu Dhabi, Muscat and Mumbai.

However, the plans are likely to be firmed up only after the merger process of the two national carriers are fully completed