Karnataka requests Australia to start direct flights from Bengaluru
Monday, March 6, 2017, 4:16 PM
The Karnataka government has requested the Australian government to commence direct flight services from Bengaluru to different destinations in Australia. Currently, those travelling from Bengaluru to Melbourne or Sydney, have to take connecting flights with transfer points being Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Colombo. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, a record 1.5 lakh visitor visas were granted to Indians during 2015-16.