The airline’s commercial team visited Mysuru and held talks with airport authorities and it has plans to hold talks with industrialists, tour operators, hoteliers and other stakeholders
The daily flight from Hyderabad to Bengaluru via Kolhapur and back will operate with an ATR-72 aircraft.
Senior airline officials said the deadline for bids has been extended to October 31 but it could be closed earlier in case there are minimum three bids for providing the loans.
Alliance Air — a subsidiary of Air India — has decided to operate flights between the city and Bengaluru for 10 days starting October 10.
Air India is trying to find a way to fly in and out of Kochi where the airport has been closed down till August 26 leaving thousands of passengers stranded, the spokesperson said.