Thursday, August 09, 2018

More flights from Shirdi airport soon; Jet Airways, SpiceJet services likely

Mumbai: At least six more flights, connecting the Shirdi airport to tier-I cities, are planned by the yearend, according to the Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation (MADC), which operates the airport. Jet Airways and SpiceJet are expected to operate flights from the airport.

At present, Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, operates two Hyderabad-Shirdi-Mumbai flights. According to MADC, the airline plans to increase the frequency of flights to three from August 11.

“Alliance Air will be adding to the frequency of flights… From August 11, three flights will operate out of Shirdi airport,” said Suresh Kakani, MADC Managing Director and Vice Chairman. The route has allowed tourists, who would otherwise come by road or rail to the pilgrim town, to switch to air travel.
09/08/18 Neha Kulkarni/Indian Express