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The Puducherry Tourism Minister P Rajavelu has asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to restart the commercial flights’ operations from the Union Territory.

Rajavelu announced that due to the lack of proper air connectivity from Puducherry, growth of tourism and economic development is being hampered.  Rajavelu recently met with the airlines operators regarding the matter. Puducherry Government has approached Spicejet, Jet Connect, Air Coasta and AIR India.

The government has further announced a cut in VAT on the ATF, and is focussing on other issues like providing night landing facilities and Air Turbine Fuel (ATF) facilities to attract the private airlines.