Direct flights from Chandigarh to Chennai, Hyderabad from today
The region will be connected to Hyderabad and Chennai with Indigo Airlines starting its direct flights to the two cities from the Chandigarh International Airport from Monday.punjab Updated: Feb 20, 2017 12:10 IST
The region will be connected to Hyderabad and Chennai with Indigo Airlines starting its direct flights to the two cities from the Chandigarh International Airport from Monday.
As per the flight schedule, the first daily direct flight from Hyderabad will take off at 11.10am and land in Chandigarh at 1.45 pm while from Chandigarh, the flight will depart at 2.15 pm and reach Hyderabad at 4.35 pm. A one-way trip will cost Rs 2,999.
The first daily flight from Chennai to Chandigarh will take off at 9.30am and land here at 1.45pm via Hyderabad. From Chandigarh, it will depart at 2.15pm and reach Chennai at 6.55pm via Hyderabad. The fare from Chennai to Chandigarh will be Rs 4,152 while from Chandigarh, it will cost Rs 4,059.
The operations will start with a flight to Delhi at 7.35am and conclude with the last flight (again to Delhi) departing at 9.35pm.
In all, there will be 32 domestic flights from the city airport now.
Jet Airways resumes flights
Jet Airways will resume its seven flights (round-trip) from Monday. The city already has eight existing flights of different airlines. There will be 15 direct flights of various airlines from Chandigarh to Delhi from Monday.
A one-way ticket starts from Rs 2,200 for a domestic flight, with some airlines also charging between Rs 5,000 and Rs 17,000 depending on demand and category.
A senior airport official said, “The occupancy rate on these flights is around 75% with 1,000 passengers daily. With new flights and older ones being resumed, the number of passengers will touch around 1,600 a day. This is assuming that the occupancy level remains the same.”
The annual volume of passengers at the city airport has grown by more than 20% to 15 lakh over the past year. Till 2015, there were only 13 flights from the airport.