Thursday, February 25, 2021

Rajkot all set to get its first direct flight to Goa

Rajkot: If all goes as scheduled, people of Rajkot will be able to fly directly to Goa from March. This will be the first time that Saurashtra’s financial capital will get air connectivity to the state known for its pristine beaches.

Rajkot is also set to get one more flight to Mumbai from March.

Airport officials said that they have got confirmation that SpiceJet was starting one daily flight to Hyderabad from March 1 and another to Mumbai from March 7.

According to sources, the airport authority has also got in principle confirmation on SpiceJet starting a direct flight to Goa from March. The private airliner has sought permission from Rajkot airport. The flight is likely to operate four days a week. Being the business hub of Saurashtra region, traders and industry players in Rajkot have been demanding better air connectivity to other major cities of the Country. Earlier, Rajkot had only flights to Delhi and Mumbai. Industry experts believe the addition of new flights will boost business as well as tourism the Saurashtra region.

25/02/21 Nimesh Khakhariya/Times of India

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