IndiGo to link Bhopal with four cities
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: THERE is good news for fliers of capital city as if everything goes well IndiGo airlines will begin operations from Bhopal to Allahabad now renamed as Pryagraj, Agra, Lucknow and Kolkata in the upcoming summer season.
“The airline will start operations to these four cities by March-end.
We will get the summer schedule soon,” said airport director, Flight Lt Akashdeep Mathur.
These will be 68-78 seat flights, he added.
With this, the number of flights from Bhopal airport will increase further.
At present, Bhopal is directly connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Raipur, Lucknow and Hyderabad. Patna and Jaipur are also connected via a stopover at Lucknow.
The airport director said that the management is looking at proposals to connect other cities too.
“Over the last one and a half years, we have been trying to bring more airlines to Raja Bhoj Airport.
Our focus has been to connect as many cities as possible,” he said.
“The arrival of IndiGo is just the beginning. Our efforts have started paying dividends,” the director added.
He said that his plan is to woo passengers who have to travel on long-distances in trains.
As of now the board class examinations are going on and after the exams are over people plan to travel in the summer vacations and huge rush of passengers are witnessed at looking after the increased footfall at airport new summer schedule would be released with competitive airfares.