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Ayodhya gets air connectivity with Pune

Feb 15, 2024 07:59 PM IST

The inaugural flight departed from Maharishi Valmiki International Airport in Ayodhya at 1.35 pm, scheduled to arrive at Pune International Airport at 5:50 pm with a stop at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at 3:05 pm.

Lucknow Ayodhya got air connectivity with Pune on Thursday, with Akasa Air starting daily flights from the temple city to Pune via Delhi (with no change of aircraft) . The inaugural flight departed from Maharishi Valmiki International Airport in Ayodhya at 1.35 pm, scheduled to arrive at Pune International Airport at 5:50 pm with a stop at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at 3:05 pm. “The flight schedule has been designed keeping in mind passenger convenience during daytime travel,” said Praveen Iyer, co-founder and chief commercial officer, Akasa Air.

Daily flights connecting Ayodhya with two major hubs - Pune and Delhi- will enhance connectivity and contribute to bolstering the economic development of the region. (Pic for representation)
Daily flights connecting Ayodhya with two major hubs - Pune and Delhi- will enhance connectivity and contribute to bolstering the economic development of the region. (Pic for representation)

“ The launch of flights to Ayodhya will cater to the growing demand for air travel in the region. Ayodhya is set to witness a significant surge in tourism, which will further drive air travel demand . Our daily flights connecting Ayodhya with two major hubs - Pune and Delhi- will enhance connectivity and contribute to bolstering the economic development of the region,” he said.

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Commenting on the launch, Belson Coutinho, co-founder and chief marketing & experience officer, Akasa Air said, “Since inception, we have received immense appreciation for our distinguished and category-defining offerings, including Café Akasa and Pets on Akasa, as well as our signature warm service delivered by our employees on-ground and inflight.”

Director, Maharishi Valmiki International Airport in Ayodhya, Vinod Kumar said , “ The AAI is committed to increasing the number of flights to boost tourism in Ayodhya. Now the temple city has more than 10 flights a day.”

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