To boost regional connectivity, Alliance Air will start flight services from the national capital to Bathinda, Punjab, from December 11. The airline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of national carrier Air India, would have the services thrice a week, that is, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Seventy-seater ATR-72 aircraft would be utilised for the services.
The flight will depart from Delhi at 12.15 pm and reach Bathinda at 1.45 pm. The return flight will fly out from Bathinda at 2.15 pm and reach Delhi at 3.45 pm, an Air India release said. It would be a boon for the city as currently there is no air connectivity offered to passengers from Bathinda, the release further said.
Alliance Air, which flies to tier-2 and tier-3 cities, has a fleet of eight ATR-72 and two ATR-42 aircraft. Currently, it operates flights to 33 destinations, including Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bhavnagar, Dharamshala, Gorakhpur, Shillong and Silchar.