Tuesday, October 13, 2020

SpiceJet postpones Jaisalmer flight ops

Jaisalmer: Tourism industry in Jaisalmer is in for some bad news. SpiceJet that had announced to start flight services connecting Jaisalmer to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Jaipur from October 25 has now decided to postpone the operations. The next date for resuming flight operations has not been announced. According to sources the decision was taken due to lack of enough bookings.

The tourism industry in Jaisalmer was expecting travellers during Navratri, Dussehra and Diwali. However, now with no connectivity to Jaisalmer through rail or air, the desert district will see no tourists. Mayank Kumar, a businessman, said that the tourism industry is disappointed. The businessmen here were hoping to receive tourists during the festival season. He said that so far there have been no hotel bookings. Hotel owner Giril Kumar lamented that the government has not made any efforts to attract tourists.

13/10/20 Times of India

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