The Ministry of Civil Aviation has approved plans under the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik (UDAN)-3 of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) to provide air connectivity to five prominent cities from Mysuru Airport, under its. According to sources, three airline operators have come forward to provide the service at affordable prices. Six aircraft will fly between Mysuru and five other cities. While two aircraft will fly to Hyderabad, one flight each to Belagavi, Panaji, Kochi and Bengaluru, will be operated. Airlines operators — Alliance Airline, Turbo Mega and Indigo Airlines have come forward to offer the services. The flights are expected to commence operations in two months.
The state government has already announced an aerospace policy to give a boost to the sector. It has identified investment potential of around $12.5 billion in the sector in the period 2013 to 2023. The government also plans to develop aerospace clusters in various regions in the state. As per the Chief Minister of Karnatak, ‘Compete With China’ is the government’s new initiative which aims to pave the way for large scale industrial investment which will create lakhs of jobs.