Sunday, August 01, 2021

Now, more flights to connect Visakhapatnam with key metro cities

Visakhapatnam: Domestic airlines will operate more flights from Visakhapatnam in August. 

AirAsia will operate two more daily flights to Hyderabad in addition to the existing two schedules to Bengaluru. IndiGo and SpiceJet, too, have announced more services from Vizag.

The flight operations from the Visakhapatnam airport are slowly gaining pace with the easing of the Covid-19 situation. Before the Covid outbreak, the total flight movements from Vizag airport were 21,455 -- 1,953 international and 19,502 domestic flights -- in 2019. Post the Covid outbreak, the flight movements fell 58 per cent to 11,467, of which 10,983 were domestic schedules.

Even as airlines started increasing the number of flights to pre-Covid levels by March, the second wave grounded their plans due to regulations in various States and the ban on international flights.

Since June there has been a steady increase in flights and the number of flight movements per day stood at 46 on July 30, 2021. AP Air Travellers’ Association vice president O Naresh Kumar welcomed the increase in flight movements from Vizag, terming it a good sign. 

01/08/21 New Indian Express

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