Saturday, February 27, 2021

Prayagraj to get direct flight to Bilaspur from Monday

Prayagraj: With the successful trial run of Alliance Air flight from Prayagraj to Bilaspur on Thursday, the two cities are set to get direct air connectivity from March 1. Besides, more cities, including Bhopal and Bhubaneshwar, would be connected with Prayagraj in the coming months.

The flight will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It will take off from Prayagraj at 3pm and land in Bilaspur at 4pm. The flight from Bilaspur would take off at 3.45pm and land in Prayagraj at 5.05pm.

The trial run of Alliance Air flight from Prayagraj to Bilaspur covered the aerial distance of 374km in mere one hour. The flight then departed for New Delhi in the evening. With the successful trial run, the deck is clear for regular flights between the two cities four times a week from coming Monday, said officials.

The Alliance Air ATR aircraft, as part of its test flight, took off from Bamrauli civil air terminal at 12.39pm and landed in Bilaspur exactly after an hour, they added.

The new flight would mark direct air connectivity of Prayagraj with eight cities of the country. From March 28, Indigo Airlines is also expected to begin its flight for Bhubaneswar and Bhopal from Prayagraj.

27/02/21 Times of India

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