A business start-up venture, Jet Smart, will start its first charted flight to New Delhi from Ludhiana from September 1.
The bookings of the air taxi, which comes at a cost of Rs 10,000 for the sole economy ticket and Rs 13,000 each for the seven executive class tickets for the 75-minute flight, has been thrown open for residents. Online bookings can be done by logging on to www.jetsmart.in.
As a promotional fare, booking price for the first five days has been slashed to `5,000 for economy and `10,000 for the executive class. The eight-seater aircraft, model Beechcraft B200 Superking Air, has seven executive class seats and one economy class seats available for booking.
Fitted with a twin-engine turbo prop aircraft, Jet Smart will fly two flights to and fro from Ludhiana to New Delhi from Monday to Friday.
“The timings (see box) are flexible and can be changed by half-an-hour here and there, depending upon the demands of our clients,” said Angad Dhaliwal, Jet Smart head business development.
Since the flight is of a very short duration, no food will be served during the flight as of now, added Angad. He added that the concept will cater to the rising demand of residents who complain that despite having a domestic airport, Ludhiana has no air connectivity.
Economy: Rs 10,000
Executive: Rs 13,000
Executive class: 7 seats
Economy class: 1 seat
Frequency: 5 days a week
TWO FLIGHTS TO AND FRO
The first flight will take off from Ludhiana at 9am and will land in New Delhi at 10.15am. The flight from New Delhi will take off at 11am and will reach Ludhiana at 12.15pm. The second flight from Ludhiana will take off at 2pm and land at the New Delhi airport at 3.15pm. The aircraft will leave New Delhi at 5pm and will reach Ludhiana at 6.15pm.