Patna: Jet Airways will connect the city with Allahabad from June 14.
The flight is being launched under the UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) scheme.
The new flight will leave Allahabad at 8am and reach Patna at 9.40am. For the return journey, the flight will take off from Patna at 10.10am and touch down at Allahabad at 11.50am.
The flight will operate thrice a week -Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Jet Airways will use a 72-seater aircraft for this service.
With Allahabad on the map, Patna will now have direct flights to 11 cities. At present, direct air service from Patna is available to 10 cities -New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Lucknow, Pune, Varanasi, Ranchi, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Also, Indigo will start a flight between Patna and Bangalore from June 3.
This flight will leave Bangalore at 9.40pm and reach Patna at 12.05am. After four hours of stay in Patna, the flight, on its return journey, will leave Patna at 4.10am and land in Bangalore at 6.40am.
Patna airport director R.S. Lahouria said: “As of now, there is only one flight, Patna-Pune, from Patna airport that operates on the night shift. From June 3, a second flight will start operating on the night shift with a new flight being operational between Patna and Bangalore.”
Indigo is also considering a direct flight between Patna and Indore from July.
Courtesy: The Telegraph