Friday, February 17, 2017

4 flights resume operations from airport

With improvement in visibility conditions, four — one Air India and three IndiGo — flights resumed operations from the city's Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport after a gap of nearly three months on Thursday.
While IndiGo has resumed three morning flights — 6E-494 on Delhi-Patna route, 6E-634 on Patna-Calcutta-Goa route and 6E-339 on Patna-Lucknow-Mumbai route, Air India has resumed the operation of an evening flight (AI- 415/416) that operates on Patna-Delhi route.
Flights are not allowed to land at the airport unless the visibility is at least 1,200 metres. Accordingly, all four airlines operating from the city airport — Air India, IndiGo, GoAir and Jet Airways — had cancelled or rescheduled their morning flights and added flights in the afternoon under their winter schedule from the first week of November. Changes in timings were also made for the evening flights.
"The schedule for operation of flights was revised today. Now, the number of flights operating from the city airport has increased from 22 to 26," assistant general manager (air traffic management) Santosh Kumar said, adding the number of flights was likely to go up to 32 under the summer schedule from March 26.
GoAir, Air India and Airbus have proposed to increase the number of flights operating from the city airport to eight and four respectively.
17/02/17 The Times Of India