Sunday, October 25, 2020

Patna airport to operate 44 flights in winter

Patna: The number of flights operating from Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport here will remain unchanged at 44 during winter

As per the winter schedule of the airport, to be effective from October 25, different airlines have tweaked the departure and arrival timings of several flights owing to poor visibility. The flight operating time has been reduced from 4am to 1am to 5am to 11.15pm.

The airport’s deputy general manager (air traffic management), Santosh Kumar, said the new schedule has been approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and it would be officially released by Patna airport on Sunday. “The flight schedule will remain effective till March 27, 2021 with several changes during the winter. Some airlines have changed their morning and late evening timings,” he said, adding IndiGo will operate 17 flights, SpiceJet 14, GoAir seven and Air India and Vistara three each.

Patna airport has direct connectivity to cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Amritsar, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Guwahati and Varanasi.

25/10/20 Faryal Rumi/Times of Indi

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