Coimbatore – Sharjah : Air Arabia

Air Arabia started flying between CBE and Sharjah from 1 Oct.  It will be the second Carrier to connect Gulf to Coimbatore after Air India Express.  Air Arabia will fly twice every week to start with and they have plans to increase it to thrice as time goes by.

Sharjah – Coimbatore : Leave Sharjah at 0805 AM and arrive CBE at 1335 ( local time) .

Coimbatore  – Sharjah : Leave Coimbatore 1420 and Arrive Sharjah at 1640 (local time).

Happy flying.

Silk Air Schedule to Coimbatore

Silk Air Starts operation of its Singapore – Coimbatore sector from 28 Oct with the following schedules

From Singapore to Coimbatore on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday every week departing Singapore at 09:30PM and arriving CBE at 11:20PM.

From Coimbatore to Singapore on Thursday and Saturday every week departing CBE at 12:25 AM and arriving Singapore at 07:20 AM.

Happy Flying.

Srilankan Airlines to Coimbatore

Looking at the rapid growth of Coimbatore and the increasing visibility of Coimbatore in  the international aviation, Srilankan airlines has decided to introduce flights between Colombo and Coimbatore. Beginning its operations to Coimbatore from October 29, the airlines will initially operate four flights a week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The A320 will be the carrier. So far, Srilankan airlines was connecting only Trichy in addition to Chennai with Colombo.

The flight schedules are not known and are not updated in their website as well.

Stay Tuned.

Silk Air to Coimbatore

Silk Air, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines is launching its service between Coimbatore and Singapore from October. This will be a three days a week service between two cities.  The schedule is not known yet.

Coimbatore becomes SilkAir’s third destination in south India after Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram

Airport Expansion – Update

With trichy getting the limelight in airport expansion and flight connections, Coimbatore does not want to left behind.. Some time ago there was a proposal to improve the airport with longer runways and improved terminal for Coimbatore airport. The proposed government land acquisition has run into a hurdle when people living in the proposed land protested. It appears that there are 5000 people are staying in 2000 homes which also some engg and textile units besides some schools.

Sounds like a valid protest.. Hopefully the govt had its orientation wrong and will correct it..

Coimbatore Airport is Busy

It appears that all the attention is focused on Trichy Airport with new services to Gulf countries from Trichy. But Coimbatore airport is quietly growing at a torrid pace in terms of passenger traffic. The recent report on passenger traffic statistics released by Airlines, Coimbatore airport’s passenger traffic increased by 62% from 4.8 lakhs to 7.8 lakhs passengers.  This is a very good news that it will make AAI to start looking at improving infrastructure in and around airport.

Flight to Singapore

Trichy got its direct flight to Singapore and it is now Coimbatore’s turn to get the direct flight to Singapore. Silk air is planning to introduce a direct Silk air flight between Coimbatore and Singapore by the end of the year. No further details are available but this is a very good start which will put a great pressure on the airport authorities to get their act together in terms of facilities.

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