Friday, February 19, 2021

Bengaluru airport connects to more non-metro cities

Bengaluru: With airlines flying to more destinations across the country, the Bengaluru airport has been connecting to more non-metro cities, its operator said on Thursday.

"The share of non-metro traffic to and from Kempegowda airport increased 9 per cent to 64 per cent in 10 months (April 2020-January 2021) from 55 per cent in the corresponding period in 2019-20 amid the Covid pandemic," the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said in a statement.

Leading private airline IndiGo recently started service to Assam's Jorhat and Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur while SpiceJet flies to Odisha's Jharsuguda.

"More non-metro cities like Agra, Dibrugarh in Assam, Durgapur in West Bengal, Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh and Rajkot in Gujarat are 5 new destinations the airlines will soon operate their service from Bengaluru," said the operator.

SpiceJet will fly to Rajkot and Durgapur, while IndiGo will operate to Dibrugarh from later this month and to Agra and Kurnool in March.

Domestic flight operations resumed partially on May 25 at the country's third largest airport after the extended Covid-induced lockdown was lifted and frequency was increased gradually, as per the standard operating procedures of the Union Home Ministry and guidelines of the Union Health Ministry to contain the virus spread.

18/02/21 IANS/

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