Sunday, December 12, 2021

Private airline to start Nashik-Goa flight in January: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Nashik: Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has written to the Nashik guardian minister Chhagan Bhujbal, informing him that a private low-cost airline has confirmed starting flights on the Nashik-Goa route from January 2022.

Bhujbal had written to Scindia urging him to start more flights connecting Nashik with other destinations in the country under the UDAN scheme.

Bhujbal had stated that the central government had launched the UDAN scheme to enhance the air connectivity between tier I and tier II cities. The Nashik HAL airport was also included in the bidding for various sectors under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).

Nashik airport was awarded 9 air routes by different airlines under the scheme. However, even after 3 years, the airlines have not started services in the sectors awarded to Nashik airport during the bidding in RCS Udan-I, II and III.

Bhujbal had requested Scindia to look into the matter on a priority basis and do needful for enhancing the air connectivity.

Scindia informed Bhujbal that his ministry would share Bhujbal’s concern with all domestic airlines. At present, Nashik has air connectivity with Ahmedabad, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad and Belagavi.

12/12/21 Tushar Pawar/Times of India

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