Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Late night Mumbai flight brings cheer to tricity

Mohali: Late night Mumbai flight introduced in the winter schedule of the Chandigarh International Airport has brought cheer to travel agents as they hope to do good business as people prefer the flight due to low fares of the late night service.

After attaining the 24x7 status, these winter flights will arrive after midnight giving a good connectivity to passengers aspiring to reach Chandigarh late in the night. According to the schedule, the Mumbai flight will depart from Chandigarh at 10:45 pm and reach Mumbai at 1:15 am. The Indigo Mumbai flight 6E-328 A-320 Airbus will arrive from Mumbai at 12:35 am at Chandigarh and will depart after overnight stay.

Welcoming the late night Mumbai flight, the travel agents said companies generally reduced the fares of flights operating late in the night or early in the morning. One of the travel agents said they used to see a good demand for late night flights to Mumbai as the fares were low. Now, with the Mumbai flight operating late in the night, they are hoping to get a good business.

Rajeev Singla, a resident of Mohali and senior officer in the IT company, said the late night flight to Mumbai introduced from the Chandigarh Airport would not only save money but also time. He said now, he could board a flight late in the night and return to the city after completing work in the day in Mumbai.

Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHIAL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ajay Bhardwaj said five more flights in domestic sectors had been announced in the winter schedule. He said flights to Patna, Jammu, Goa, Mumbai and Delhi had been announced, taking the total flights to 48 from the airport daily. The airport footfall is also picking up after Covid-induced closure. Earlier, 43 flights were operating to various destinations within the country and one to a foreign country, he added.

However, the Dubai flight was again missing from the winter schedule as the arrival and departure flight from Chandigarh International Airport has not been announced.

01/11/21 Tribune

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