Air India has introduced two daily budget flight services connecting cities like Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Kochi and Agatti in Lakshadweep Islands. This service will be operated by Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India. A 48-seater ATR 42 aircraft will be providing this service on all days in a week except Sundays. This flight services will be a boon to the passengers, especially to politicians and those travelling to the state capital for medical treatments. The routes of this service are Kozhikode-Trivandrum-Kozhikode and Kozhikode-Kochi-Agatti-Kozhikode. The flights connecting Kozhikode and Agatti meet a long-pending demand of Lakshadweevians.
Air India has offered attractive fares in view of the Onam festival upto September 30th. The fare of journey from Trivandrum to Kozhikode would be Rs 2005/-, while Kochi to Kozhikode will be Rs 1005/- and the fare from Kozhikode to Agatti would be Rs 3005/-.