Friday, January 03, 2020

Flights to New Delhi, Varanasi from Vijayawada soon

Vijayawada: The passenger traffic at Vijayawada airport in fiscal 2019-20 is set to exceed its previous year’s figure. While 11.91 lakh persons opted to use the airport services in 2018-19, the passenger traffic till December stood at 11.20 lakh, according to Vijayawada airport director G Madhusudhana Rao.

Briefing the media about the action plan to be followed in 2020, Rao said he was confident that the passenger traffic would see a significant growth as three months were still left in the current fiscal.  ‘’Since October 27, the airport has been handling the winter schedule services efficiently. Proposals for the summer schedule from April are yet to be submitted.”

“Recently, Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola assured to improve air connectivity between New Delhi and Vijayawada. Based on the demand, proposals for summer flight services to New Delhi, Varanasi and Shirdi will be submitted,” he pointed out. Madhusudhana Rao added that passengers flying Air India to Doha and Abu Dhabi from Vijayawada can now avail immigration and direct checking services at Vijayawada airport. “The passengers can purchase tickets for international operations from the Vijayawada terminal itself and guidelines in this regard will be announced shortly,” Rao said.
03/01/20 New Indian Express
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