Friday, March 05, 2021

Inaugural flight at UP's Bareilly airport on March 8

Bareilly: Flight operations at the much-awaited Bareilly airport at Civil Enclave are likely to start on March 8. It will be the eighth airport to operate in Uttar Pradesh after Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Prayagraj and Hindon.

The Airport Authority of India officially announced the “inaugural flight at 8:55 am from Bareilly to Delhi on International Women’s Day". Flights will then operate on the route every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from March 10 onwards.

Under the Centre's flagship Regional Connectivity Scheme, flights are scheduled to be operated by Alliance Air. Besides, plans are afoot to operate flights by IndiGo Airlines on Bareilly-Mumbai and Bareilly-Bengaluru routes, later in April.

On Thursday, airport director of Bareilly, Rajeev Kulsrestha told TOI, “An inaugural flight run by Alliance Air will be taking off from Bareilly to Delhi on March 8. The flight will depart at 8:55 am and reach Delhi at 9:55 am. It will depart from Delhi on the same day at 11 am to reach Bareilly at 12 pm. Thereafter, flights will operate on the route every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the departing time from Bareilly will be at 9 am. From Delhi, the flight will depart at 10:30 am and reach Bareilly by 11:30 am. The airlines will be using ATR 72 aircraft and the fare for the route will be Rs 1,956.”

The UP government will give a number of sops to the airline such as viability gap funding, free electricity up to 4,000 units, waiver on VAT (ARF) for 10 years, besides, security and fire services. Road connectivity, bus services and ambulance services will be also provided by the state.

05/03/21 Maria Khan/Times of India

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