Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Two more flights from Darbhanga airport launched

Patna: The number of aircrafts operating to and from Darbhanga airport has now increased to 10 with two more flights added from Monday, as per the revised summer scheduled released by the airport authorities.

Carrier budget IndiGo has commenced two flights on Hyderabad and Kolkata routes from Monday. The maiden flight 6E-6923/ 6924 reached Darbhanga at 12.15pm and departed at 12.45pm for Hyderabad, whereas Kolkata- Darbhanga (6E-6919) fight landed at 2.25pm and (6E-6921) departed for Kolkata at 2.55pm. On arrival, the new aircrafts were given water salute.

The airlines operated its Airbus A320 aircraft on both the routes. IndiGo is the second aviation company after SpiceJet which started flight operation from Darbhanga airport under the centre’s regional connectivity scheme—Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN).

Former union civil aviation minister and MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy extended his service as a pilot after he flew the aircraft from Kolkata to Darbhanga. Bihar IPRD and water resources minister Sanjay Kumar Jha also travelled back Darbhanga on this maiden flight.

Before the take off of Kolkata-Darbhanga flight, Rudy and Jha launched the flight service by cutting a cake at Kolkata airport. 

Darbhanga airport have direct air connectivity with six cities which includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi. SpiceJet is operating eight flights—two each on Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai while one each on Ahmedabad and Kolkata routes.

06/07/21 Faryal Rumi/Times of India

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