Friday, February 16, 2018

Flight service to Bengaluru resumes

Puducherry: SpiceJet has resumed daily flight service on the Bengaluru-Puducherry sector on Thursday.

Four years after the low-cost private airline suspended its service in the sector, a 78-seater Bombardier SG 3419 landed at the airport here at 10.30 a.m.

The flight took off from the Bengaluru airport at 9.40 a.m. The return flight, SG 3420, took off from here at 10.50 a.m. and landed in Bengaluru at 12.10 p.m.

The flight was given a water cannon welcome as it taxied down the runway.

The private airline had in August last year started daily flight service between Puducherry and Hyderabad under the Centre’s flagship Regional Connectivity Scheme.

Earlier in 2013, the airliner had launched its service to Bengaluru but stopped its operations after two years. “We have re-launched the service after a detailed study and it will continue uninterrupted,” said an airline staff.

The inaugural flight had 73 in-bound passengers and 45 passengers for the out-bound trip.
15/02/18 The Hindu