Ticket bookings for Indore-Gondia-Hyderabad flight will start from March 1
FlyBig Airlines, promoted by Gurugram-based Big Charter Private Limited, will start ticket bookings for flight service on the Indore-Gondia-Hyderabad route from March 1.
Lok Sabha member Sunil Mendhe gave the information on Wednesday.
After a delay due to the COVID-19 outbreak, flight operations are most likely to start from March 13, he said.
Birsi Airport near Gondia was built in 2008 and there was a strong demand from the population to start commercial flight operations from here, he said.
The Modi government has allocated the slot under “Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik” – Regional Connectivity Scheme (UDAN – RCS) with the intention of connecting all centers where airport facilities are available and have potential for commercial flight operations , did he declare.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) issued the license to Birsi last September.
Airport Manager KV Baiju informed that almost all necessary facilities have been put in place at Birsi Airport.
Ratan Ambhore, regional manager of FlyBig Airlines, also said that it is possible to start operations from March 13 and informed that his team will fly to Birsi airport in the coming days.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is likely to inaugurate flight operations from Indore and Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will attend the ceremony virtually, Mendhe said.
He said they are also looking to have a flight slot for the Gondia – Mumbai flight.
On Tuesday, Mendhe led a meeting of relevant officials at Birsi airport and held discussions and asked the authorities to make arrangements at the earliest so that flight operations can start in due course.
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