Monday, February 22, 2021

Regional Connectivity Scheme: Delhi-Bareilly flight to start from March 8

New Delhi: Flight operations from Delhi to the newly constructed airport in Bareilly will start from March 8 under the Centre's flagship regional connectivity scheme (RCS). According to a report in the Times of India, Alliance Air will operate flights on the Delhi-Bareilly route from March 8. 

The airline will also begin two flights from Prayagraj connecting Delhi and Bilaspur, from March 1 under RCS. The flights would operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. In both cases, the airline would be using ATR 72 aircraft.

It may be noted that Bareilly will be the eighth airport in the state to be operational after Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Hindon, Agra and Prayagraj.

Civil aviation secretary Surendra Singh told the daily that the state government has spent around Rs 83 crore on construction of a civil enclave in Bareilly. This is apart from the around 35 acres of land which has been made available to Airports Authority of India (AAI) free of cost and Rs 9.8 crore for ensuring dedicated power supply, he said.

Sources in the civil aviation department told the publication that IndiGo Airlines has also sent a team to Bareilly to conduct an assessment to operate flights on the route.

“The area is largely unserved despite having many tourist places nearby,” the publication quoted a senior official in the department as saying. The area also has several industrialists who seek flights to reach business centres like Delhi and Mumbai.


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