Saturday, November 21, 2020

Carrier seeks rollback of flight curb

Kolkata: Private carrier SpiceJet has written to the state chief secretary, requesting for a rollback of the curbs on flights from six high-traffic cities to airports in Bengal — Kolkata, Bagdogra and Andal.

Flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune and Nagpur can currently fly in only three days a week.

Sources in the government said there was no immediate plan to allow daily flights from these cities, especially when Covid cases are on the rise in Delhi.

SpiceJet vice-president (regulatory and government affairs), Debashis Saha, said passengers faced severe problems on those days of the week when direct flights were not allowed to operate from these cities to Bengal. At Kolkata airport, SpiceJet is worst-hit as it is able to operate only 50% of the flights on the days when the embargo is in place.

21/11/20 Times of India

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