Spicejet- the low-fare airline in India- has announced two additional flights on Delhi-Dharmsala sector from May 15 till June 30.
“With summer vacations approaching, we foresee excess demand for Dharamsala sector. Our Delhi-Dharamshala flights are currently witnessing an average load factor of 80%,” said Sanjiv Kapoor, chief operating officer (COO), Spicejet.
He said the introduction of the new flights would hold the aviation firmer to full-fill the increasing demand. “As per many travel website, Dharamshala figures among the top summer destination for being adobe of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama,” he said.
Picturesque landscapes and pleasant weather are added attractions, the Spicejet officer said.
Currently, Spicejet operates two regular flights from Delhi- Dharamsala- Delhi route part from it, public sector carrier Air India also operates on Delhi- Dharamsala sector with two flights a day.
Among three airports in Himachal, Gaggal Airport is the only one to receive regular flights. The other two airports are Jubberhatti in Shimla and Bhunter in Kullu district.
Meanwhile, increased frequency is likely to give a boost to hospitality industry, particularly rise in arrival of foreign and high- end domestic tourist as they prefer to travel by air for roads in the hill- state in worst of conditions.