Saturday, December 08, 2018

Ranchi gets new flights to 3 cities

In a major relief to the people of the State, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry alongwith the State Government today facilitated new flight services to three State Capitals –Raipur, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata. Alliance Air service flight from Ranchi to Raipur was flagged off by Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Urban Development Minister CP Singh and Ranchi MP Ram Tahal Choudhary on Friday under the regional connectivity scheme of Central Government, from Birsa Munda International Airport, Ranchi.

Alliance Air will commence flight operations between Ranchi and Bhubneshawar on Saturday, while the flight services between Ranchi and Kolkata began from today itself.

The flight will be operated daily and will take off from Ranchi at 03:45 pm and will land at Raipur at 05: 20 pm. In its return journey, it will take off at Raipur at 05:50 pm and will land at Ranch at 07:15 pm. For Ranchi-Kolkata route the flight will take off from Kolkata at 05:50 am and will land at Ranchi at 07:25 am. In its return it will take off at Ranchi 07:45 pm and will land at Kolkata at 09:00 pm.

For the Ranchi -Bhubaneswar service the flight will take off from Ranchi at 07:50 am and will land at Bhubaneswar at 08:50 am. In its return journey it will take off from Bhubneshwar at 02:00 pm and will land at Ranchi at 03:15 pm.

Addressing a press conference after the flag off, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha said, “Since 2014, the passenger traffic growth at Ranchi Air-port has been grown more than four fold. The number of passenger has grown from six lakh in 2014 to 27.2 lakh in 2018. The numbers of scheduled flight have increased from 11 per day in 2014 to 27 per day in 2018. New destinations such as Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, and Raipur have been added to Ranchi since 2014. New Airlines such as Alliance Air, Air Asia and Air Vistara have started operations during last four years. In near future Bokaro Airport will be operational and Bokaro to Kolkata flight will be started in six to eight months.”
08/12/18 Pioneer

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