Sunday, August 27, 2017

Dera violence: Mount extra flights to Jammu, Chandigarh and Amritsar, DGCA tells airlines

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked airlines to mount extra flights from Delhi to places like Amritsar, Chandigarh and Jammu where rail and road connectivity has suffered due to the Dera violence. The regulator, which had on Friday asked airlines to curb rise in airfares on these routes, is now seeing how more flights could be deployed there.
"DGCA had cleared one additional flight on Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi route by Vistara for Sunday and one each additional flight on Delhi-Chandigarh-Delhi and Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi of Vistara for Monday.
Air India has been requested to explore a (extra) flight Monday on Delhi-Jammu-Delhi sector. Indigo has informed they will mount additional flight on Delhi-Jammu-Delhi sector on Tuesday. Airlines have also been advised to keep a check on the airfares on these sectors," said a senior DGCA official.
27/08/17 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India