Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Andaman wants airlines to stick to flying schedule

New Delhi: Concerned over air-connectivity from Port Blair to mainland cities, Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) administration has urged the Civil Aviation Ministry to direct domestic carriers to stick to the approved flying schedule.

The appeal follows flight frequency going down in the month of June after GoAir, IndiGo and Vistara stopped a few of their flights.

While GoAir stopped its Bangalore-Port Blair flight after June 14 this year, Vistara also stopped one of its flights to Port Blair in the same month.

"We do not operate our BLR (Bangalore)-IXZ (Port Blair)-BLR flight from 15th June to 15th September as demand is low during monsoon. Also our BOM (Mumbai)-IXZ-BOM is a winter product. It will start operations from 1st October to end of March," a GoAir spokesperson said.

"Our flights from MAA (Chennai) and CCU (Kolkata) to IXZ operate year-round all 365 days and there has been no reduction in the same as well," he noted, adding the carrier had not pulled out any flight.

According to official sources, the largest private carrier IndiGo stopped operations of three of its flights to Port Blair from Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad starting June.
26/08/19 IANS/Outlook

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