Saturday, December 16, 2017

Come January, Ludhiana to get another flight to Delhi

Ludhiana: The city is likely to get another flight to Delhi in January.
Air Deccan managing director G R Gopinath had recently said that by January, the airline planned to station an aircraft in Delhi to connect it with Ludhiana, Agra, Shimla, Pantnagar, Dehradun and Kullu. The airline would start the service as part of the government's "Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik" (UDAAN) scheme aimed at promoting inexpensive regional connectivity.
Sahnewal airport director Anand Narayan Sharma said, "January is the opportune time to start the second flight as visibility is good in the month. Besides, we have the required infrastructure. The second flight might operate in the afternoon hours (between 2pm and 5pm). Earlier, the airlines had planned to start operations by November."
Deccan Charters N 28 flight, with the seating capacity of about 20 passengers, would fly all through the week. It was expected to start in the second or the third week of January, said an official.
The airport officials said they were expecting a good response to the second flight.
16/12/17 Shariq Majeed/Times of India