Friday, October 23, 2020

Airline eyes ATR flights from Bhopal to Raipur, Ahmedabad

 Bhopal: A new airline might soon fly from Raja Bhoj airport. After signing contract with Bhopal airport to open a ticket counter a team of the FlyBig airline recently visited the airport for further process.

Airport director Anil Vikram said, the team visit was a part of the process to start operations from Bhopal airport. Sources said, the cities that are likely to be connected from Bhopal by ATR 72 aircraft are Indore, Raipur and Ahmedabad.

Vikram said, “FlyBig airline is in the process of starting their operations and a team had visited Bhopal airport last month to complete mandatory inspection of aerodrome facilities prior to commencement of operations.”

Officials said that FlyBig airline officials had a meeting with other officials, including ATC in charge and finance in charge of AAI Bhopal Airport.

Vikram added, “They have opened their counter but ticket sales have not started.” He refused to divulge other information about the operations.

Sources said, the airline has shown interest in starting operations by the end of this year. “Cities, including Indore and Raipur, will be connected in the first phase. In the later stage, Ahmedabad will be also connected,” said a senior official of the airport.

Sources added that the airline will be launched formally in the near future as few formalities are to be done.

The airline’s website stated that in conjunction with the UDAN initiative, FlyBig, India’s newest friendly regional aeroplane, provides connectivity to destinations that were hitherto not accessible by air.

Flyers said that it is good to see that new airlines are showing interest. “Good to hear that a new airline wants to start operations from Bhopal airport. We are in need of increasing the air connectivity with the Bhopal airport.

23/10/20 Times of India

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