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Chandigarh goes international: 140 of 180 tickets on 1st flight to Dubai sold

After the jam-packed start to international flights with the flights to Sharjah, the city will get connected to the second destination — Dubai — with the launch of IndiGo Airlines’ flight to Dubai on September 26. Till Sunday, 140 seats in the 180-seater plane had been taken.

punjab Updated: Sep 19, 2016 12:41 IST
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A water salute for the first flight from Sharjah at Chandigarh International Airport.
A water salute for the first flight from Sharjah at Chandigarh International Airport. (Keshav Singh/HT File )

After the jam-packed start to international flights with the flights to Sharjah, the city will get connected to the second destination — Dubai — with the launch of IndiGo Airlines’ flight to Dubai on September 26. Till Sunday, 140 seats in the 180-seater plane had been taken.

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For now, a return ticket on the non-stop flight that will run daily has been priced at Rs 9,999. The airline had opened the sale of tickets on July 31.

“With a week to go, we expect the flight to be full. Tour operators have booked most of the tickets till now,” an IndiGo official told HT.On September 15, union civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju had said that Air India would start a flight to Singapore by March. Later, Air India chairman said that flights — thrice a week — to Bangkok will also be launched.

Schedule

Departure from Chandigarh airport to Dubai at 4.15 pm and arrival at Dubai airport at 6.20 pm ( Dubai time) Total time taken in the journey will be three hours 30 minutes. The time difference between India and UAE is approximately 1hour 30 minutes. Meanwhile the departure from Dubai to Chandigarh will be at 6.05am, arrival at Chandigarh international airport will be at 11.10 am.