Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Jet Airways announces launch of operations under regional connectivity scheme from June

Pune: Jet Airways on Tuesday announced the launch of operations under the ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik’ (UDAN) scheme.
The airline has been awarded four routes under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) and will launch operations on three new routes out of the four routes awarded and will subsequently launch Lucknow-Bareilly-Delhi-Bareilly-Lucknow once Bareilly airport is ready for civil operations.
Gaurang Shetty, Whole time Director, Jet Airways said, “Jet Airways started off with the aim of introducing India to a world class travel experience and connectivity embodied in the ‘joy of flying’. With the launch of these news flights, Jet Airways is embarking on a journey to ensure that unserved regions and underserved airports are maximized to their full potential and the UDAN scheme is a great initiative which facilitates in realizing that the benefits of the aviation sector reach the vast expanse of India and its various geographies. It is our constant endeavour to provide connectivity with a view to providing a fillip to the development of trade and tourism within all part of India.”
Starting from June 14, Jet Airways will fly three times a week on the Lucknow-Allahabad-Patna route. Jet Airways 9W 3555 will depart from Lucknow at 0600 hours and arrive into Allahabad at 0735 hours. Going onward, flight 9W 3558 will depart from Allahabad for Patna at 0800 hours, arriving in the state capital at 0940 hours. On its return journey, flight 9W 3557 will depart Patna at 1010 hours and land in Allahabad at 1150 hours. From Allahabad, flight 9W 3556 will depart at 1220 hours and land in Lucknow at 1400 hours. This route will be catered to by a Jet Airways ATR aircraft.
16/05/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India