Wednesday, September 16, 2020

More direct ops to tier-II cities from today

Kolkata: Flight count at Kolkata airport is set to increase further from this Wednesday with IndiGo airlines reintroducing direct flights to multiple tier-II cities, where its services had been suspended due to the Covid-induced lockdown. Airport officials said they are set to host 110-plus flights on Wednesday, for the first time since the resumption of flight movements with additional services to Kochi, Bhopal, Dehradun, Surat and Baroda.
“As air travel gathered pace we have reinstated a few of the direct flights from pre-Covid days. This includes direct flight to Kochi, Bhopal, Dehradun, Surat and Baroda, along with additional flights to other metros and tier-II cities. With domestic transfer facility being inaugurated at the airport by the end of this month, more additions are expected in near future,” said an IndiGo official.

Experts in the aviation sector said the additional flights are being made by the airlines in keeping with the trend of passenger travel in recent times. The resumption of flight movements has seen a rush of passengers, mostly labourers, to Kerala and they were taking a rerouted journey in absence of direct flights.

“The increase in flights to tier-II cities hints at movement towards normalcy. Hopefully, by the end of this year, we will be able to reach the pre-Covid numbers of domestic flights (both arrival and departure) from all sectors,” said Kaushik Bhattacharjee, the airport director.
16/09/20 Tamaghna Banerjee/Times of India
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