Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Flight services set to resume from September 1

Puducherry: After much delay, flight services from the Puducherry airport are set to resume from September 1.

SpiceJet will operate a 60-seater ATR aircraft for Hyderabad-Puducherry-Hyderabad route every day.

Officials of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and SpiceJet will undertake a joint inspection of the airport facilities which has been scheduled for Friday.

“A communication in this regard was provided by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Tuesday,” Chief Secretary Manoj Parida told The Hindu.

The government has also written to the Civil Aviation Ministry about the request by commercial airline operators for free night-time parking facility at the airport. The appeal had been made been at a videoconference convened in Delhi by R.N. Choubey, Civil Aviation Secretary with respective Chief Secretaries, operators and various stakeholders under the Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).
20/06/17 M Dinesh Varma/The Hindu