Low fare Indian airline SpiceJet is putting hot tourist hub Mysore on the air map with flights to four major Indian cities.
Mysore lost air connectivity after troubled airline Kingfisher suspended operations to the city 14 months back.
Takeoff on January 14
SpiceJet's inaugural flights from Mysore is scheduled for January 14, 2012.
Mysore will be connected to state capital Bengaluru as well as Chennai, Mumbai and Delh (all via Bengaluru).
Flights will operate from the Mandakalli airport in Mysore on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
SpiceJet has started accepting booking of tickets to and from Mysore.
The airline intends to deploy the Bombardier Q400 short-haul aircraft on the Mysore route.
The Q400 turboprop aircraft accommodates 78 passengers.
What to See in Mysore
Mysore, the fifth destination of SpiceJet in Karnataka, is a major tourist draw in South India.
The city has splendid palaces, the hill-top Chamundi temple, a large zoo and a bird sanctuary nearby at Ranganthittu.
The historic island town of Srirangapatna, home of the brave warriors Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan and the renowned Ranganathaswamy Temple, is a mere 13-km from Mysore.
Shivanasamudra water-falls and the beautiful Brindavan Gardens botanical park with musical fountains, boat rides and a large dam on the river Cauvery are short drives from Mysore.
Mysore's annual Dasara festival and the elephant procession attract tens of thousands of visitors every year.
SpiceJet is also adding Pondicherry to its air network from January 17, 2012.
Pondicherry will be connected to Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata.