Saturday, October 02, 2021

23 flights added to Patna airport winter schedule

Patna: Altogether 23 domestic flights have been added to the winter schedule of Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport, effective from October 1, after the approval of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The airport will now operate 54 flights between 7.05am and 12.35 am, the Airports Authority of India-Patna (AAI-P) said on Friday. The city airport would see 22% growth in flights per day, compared to the last winter.

The Go First’s Delhi flight will be first to land at 7.05am and IndiGo’s Mumbai flight will be the last one to depart at 12.35am. IndiGo will operate two more flights from October 23 — to Shamshabad (Hyderabad) and Bengaluru — and another one from October 24 for Mumbai.

On an average, Patna airport is presently operating 31-29 flights per day with the incoming and outgoing passenger flow ranging between 5,943 and 8,071.

The growth is led by IndiGo, which will operate 52% more flights this winter. The airline has taken a slot for the departure and arrival of 27 flights at the Patna airport, which include eight flights to Delhi, four to Bengaluru, three each to Mumbai and Shamshabad, two each to Kolkata and Ahmedabad and an each to Pune, Ranchi, Chennai, Lucknow and Guwahati.

The SpiceJet will operate 15 flights to different cities, including three to Delhi, two each to Amritsar, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru and one each to Pune, Chennai and Guwahati. The other airlines like Go First have seven scheduled flights while Air India has 5 and Vistara 1.

02/10/21 Faryal Rumi/Times of India

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