Alliance Air flags-off its daily direct Ahmedabadâ€“Kandla flight under UDAN-RCS
New Delhi/IBNS: Alliance Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, on Monday flagged-off its first direct flight between Ahmedabad and port town Kandla making it the228th route under the UDAN-RCS scheme.
Mannu Anand, Head of Marketing, Alliance Air & Manog Gangal, Airport Director, Ahmedabad were present during the inaugural ceremony.
With the commencement of operations to Kandla, Alliance Air will operate daily flights between Monday to Friday every week at "an affordable price."
Alliance Air is now operating on 50 routes allotted to the airline under the UDAN-RCS scheme and has also begun operations to and fro Chandigarh-Dharamshala on 16th November 2019 that it bagged in the UDAN 2 & UDAN 3.1 of UDAN-RCS route under the scheme.
With the launch of flight services, passengers from Kandla can now travel to Nashik and Hyderabad via Ahmedabad with reduced travel time.
"This is the third flight to operate from Kandla airport. Currently, Spicejet and Truejet operate a daily flight for Mumbai and Ahmedabad. This also provides better connectivity for Kutch commercial hub Gandhidham and the country’s major port Dindayal port," an official statement from the company claimed.
Rajeev Jain, Additional Director General, PIB, Spokesperson for Ministry of Civil Aviation said, “Under UDAN scheme, there has been a commendable uptick of 242% in air traffic on RCS routes which has efficiently strengthened the overall aviation network while providing the services at a modest market-discovered price to the common man.”
The flight 9I 873 departed from Ahmedabad at 10:20 AM with 50 passengers and for the return journey, Flight 9I 874 flight departed from Kandla at 12:00 PM with 42 passengers.