Sunday, January 14, 2007
That was great joy and nearly a dream come true moment for Salem people, when air deccan officials anounced on SALEM-CHENNAI air service. This turned into a disappointment in just 3 months, when some sources said, that the airline is reluctant now.
15 to 16 years had passed after the construction of commercial airport in Salem and still no operations.
People were excited and was curious on the commencement of service, after the reports of air deccan's service..but now it had turned onto a great disappointment.
Air deccan claims that, 'it has asked solid commitment from the trade and industry community of Salem, Namakkal and Dharmapuri districts, to ensure a minimum of 25 tickets both ways and they did not give any answer.' Air deccan added that 'locals did not had enthusiasm to fly. '( SOURCE:THE HINDU report, ) Whatever it is, but the truth was many businessmen from salem and namakkal regions wer waiting for this service and would have used it to the maximum.
Actually, Air deccan's reputation to other destination is also not good.. like CANCELLATION of FLIGHTS..POOR SERVICE.. PATHETIC AIRCRAFT CONDITION.. of all these problems, blaming on Salem peoples enthusiastic levels is not fair on air deccans part. Already, air deccan is also facing some financial drawbacks in recent days and expected to increased in coming months.
Anyways.. in future air deccan should atleast check the feasible conditions of their potency, before giving the word for starting services for new destination. Try not to disappoint some other city and its citizens like this.
POST UPDATE: SALEM HAS GOT THE AIR SERVICE, PLEASE CLICK HERE to know more