Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Flights to Ahmedabad, Mumbai likely from September 5

Kanpur: Flights to Mumbai and Ahmedabad from Kanpur are likely to be resumed from September 5. Both the flights were suspended after imposition of country-wide lockdown in March.
Director of the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Airport, Chakeri B K Jha has given consent for the two flights and the matter has been sent to the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA).
Talking to TOI on Tuesday, Jha said he was hopeful of a green signal from the DGCA and SpiceJet has already contacted him for the resumption of flights a few days ago. “Since the process of unlocking has already begun and several domestic flights have resumed, I worked on the idea and sent a proposal in this regard for final approval to the DGCA,” he added.

The first flight from Kanpur was to New Delhi. Incidentally, this was the last flight to be stopped due to lockdown in India. When domestic flights resumed, Delhi- Kanpur-Delhi flight resumed and is still going on daily, he informed TOI.

The airport director said before lockdown there were two flights for Mumbai and one for Bangalore. Now, resumption of one flight for Mumbai has been proposed. The Mumbai flight will take off from Mumbai at 1.30 p.m. and reach Kanpur at 3.30 p.m. After a break of 50 minutes, the flight will be again in the air at 4.20 p.m. for the return journey.

Jha said the flight from Ahmedabad will take off around 8 p.m. and would land at Chakeri airport around 10.00 a.m. and after a 20-minute break, it would again be in the air at 10.20 a.m. for the return flight.
26/08/20 Anant Shekher/Times of India

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