FlyBus Airport Services: KSRTC to rework schedules

As the much-hyped FlyBus service, launched by Kerala state road transport corporation on Tuesday, failed to evoke good response, the state carrier is planning to take steps to promote the new service.

The bus service connects Trivandrum international airport with city. As many as 35 schedules, a bus every 45 minutes, are operated from international and domestic terminals of the airport. But, the daily patronage is less than 200 passengers, even after five days of its launch.

According to a KSRTC official, people were yet to know about the service and steps will be taken to reach out to them. Earlier, a mini bus of 21 seats was proposed for the initiative. Later, expecting huge demand, KSRTC zeroed in on a Volvo AC low floor bus with seating capacity of 42.

The service is aimed at regular air passengers. The service at Nedumbassery is receiving good response. There is a need to put up a display board about the service schedule on Trivandrum airport premises,” said the official.

The transport corporation also plans to rework the schedules as per flight timing. The work for installation of display board has also started. Also, the proposal to introduce bus service from the airport to tourist destinations in the state and provide the facility for language check-in from City bus stand is also under consideration.