Saturday, January 05, 2019

Dehradun-Pantnagar air service flagged off

Regular air service between Dehradun and Pantnagar under the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme was flagged off by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat along with Assembly Speaker PC Agrawal and cabinet minister Prakash Pant on Friday.

This service will prove to be important for connectivity between Garhwal and Kumaon. Chief Minister said that along with Dehradun airport, facilities will be expanded at Pantnagar, Chinyalisaur, Naini-Saini, Gauchar and Chaukhutia.

Emphasis is being laid on expansion of air strips due to their strategic importance in the border state of Uttarakhand.

The CM also expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this.

Air India chairman and managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said that Air India's wholly-owned subsidiary Alliance Air under the government’s UDAN scheme has started regular flights between Dehradun and Pantnagar.

Alliance Air has started operating ATR 42 aircraft on Pantnagar-Dehradun-Pantnagar route. The seating capacity of the ATR Aeroplane is 42. Flight number 91-823 will depart from Pantnagar on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1.40 PM to reach Dehradun at 2.40 PM.
05/01/19 Pioneer

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