Come August 1, Chandigarh will boast another domestic destination with direct air connectivity. Jet Airways is slated to start its flight operations to Hyderabad via Indore.
Online bookings for the direct flight to Indore have already begun on the Jet Airways website.
Details of the flight:
- The Jet Airways flight 9W-958 will depart from Chandigarh at 3.15 pm and after traveling 3 hours nonstop, will arrive at Indore at 5.15 pm.
- The flight will operate four times a week — Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- The initial fare has been fixed at Rs 4,253 per person till Indore as displayed on the official website of Jet Airways.
- However, the flight will reach Hyderabad at 7.25 pm and depart from there at 10.50 am to reach Indore at 12.15 pm. After taking off from Indore, it will finally arrive at Chandigarh at 2.45 pm.
Flight to Kolkata Also Coming From Jet Airways
Jet Airways has also announced to introduce a flight to Kolkata starting September 8 which will operate thrice a week. Already, IndiGo is operating a flight to Kolkata on a daily basis and has garnered a good response.
Heli-taxi to Shimla getting poor response
On the other hand, the heli-taxi service to Shimla has taken a hit in the past few weeks. Owing to poor occupancy, operator Pawan Hans has announced to reduce the frequency from thrice a week to twice a week. Now, the heli-taxi will operate only on Mondays and Fridays.
With the completion of the runway upgradation work and installation of CAT-ILS III, Chandigarh can expect flight connectivity to Europe, US and Canada soon.
Source: Times of India
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