Saturday, January 13, 2018

Air India to operate daily flights to Mumbai from Bhavnagar

Rajkot: In a major boost to Bhavnagar's air connectivity, India's flagship carrier Air India has decided to extend its operations from the city to Mumbai seven days a week.
Presently, Air India operates Bhavnagar-Mumbai flight from Monday to Thursday. The 72-seater aircraft lands in Bhavnagar from Mumbai at 7.25 pm and takes off at 7:45 pm for Mumbai.
Bhavnagar airport director Sudha Murali said, "Air India has planned to operate daily service from January 28. More scheduled flights under regional air connectivity scheme (RCS) of the central government will also commence operations from Bhavnagar."
Air Odisha is also commencing operations under RCS from Ahmedabad to Bhavnagar and Bhavnagar to Surat from January 23. Air Odisha's general manager (operations) Sudip Shrivastava said, "We have been granted all the statutory approvals to commence the operation. We plan to start daily flight from this and other locations like Mundra, Jamnagar and Diu to Ahmedabad this month. But timings would be decided after January 15."
The business community in Bhavnagar and those operating in Alang ship-breaking yard have been demanding more air connectivity for the city since many years.
13/01/18 Nimesh Khakhariya/Times of India