Monday, August 31, 2020

Flights to Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai see 100% occupancy

Patna: With around 33 domestic flights operating from the Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport, the daily footfall of passengers has increased to 8,000 in the last couple of days, airport director Bhupesh CH Negi said.
Negi released the revised flight schedule of Patna airport, which has been approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, on Saturday. The new flight schedule will remain effective till October.
According to Airports Authority of India-Patna officials, with the addition of flights to Lucknow, Varanasi, Guwahati, Amritsar and Kolkata, Patna airport has now become one of the most well-connected state capitals in the country with connection to all major cities.

As per the revised schedule, IndiGo is operating maximum 15 flights, including five to Delhi, two each to Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bengaluru and one each to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Lucknow. SpiceJet is operating 10 flights (two to Delhi and one each to Amritsar, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Varanasi), GoAir (4) and Air India and Vistara two each.

The flight operation time at Patna airport has now increased to 20 hours a day as the first flight arrived at 5am from Delhi and the last flight to Hyderabad departed at 12.30am.

Negi said the Patna airport recorded the highest passenger footfall of nearly 8,000 in a single day on August 28 since the resumption of flight operations on May 25. Earlier, footfall of 7,000 passengers was recorded on August 22.
31/08/20 Fayal Rumi/Times of India
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