Friday, October 12, 2018

Fly to lion’s abode Gir this winter

Rajkot: This winter, tourists can actually take the aerial route to reach Asiatic lions’ kingdom Gir or even the famous Somnath temple.
After 18 years, the airport of Keshod town in Junagadh district will become operational with Trujet small flight brand of Hyderabad-based Turbo Megha Airways beginning commercial operations.

Keshod airport, founded by Junagadh’s last ruler Nawab Mahabatkhanji III for his personal use, had become dysfunctional after the only carrier Jet Airways had ceased operations in 2000. Jet operated a 42-seater aircraft to Mumbai.

Keshod airport director S K Saran told TOI: “Truejet will start commercial scheduled operation from November 15 between Keshod and Ahmedabad. We have made this airport operational under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).” The operator is planning to start 72-seater aircraft.
12/10/18 Nimesh Khakhariya/Times of India
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