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Indore gets connected with Sharjah through direct flight Madhya Pradesh
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Indore gets connected with Sharjah through direct flight

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 01 Apr 2023, 02:45 am

New Delhi: A direct flight between Indore and Sharjah on Friday was flagged off today by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.

This new route will enhance connectivity with the Middle East and promote trade, commerce and tourism in Madhya Pradesh, according to the Civil Aviation Ministry.

It will operate three days a week commencing from 31st March 2023 as per a fixed schedule.

Indore to Dubai, Indore to Sharjah will be Indore’s second air connectivity with UAE. This will not only boost trade and commerce but also connect families living in two different countries, Scindia said.

In 2013-14, Indore was connected to only 6 destinations, he said.

“However, in the last nine years, it has increased to 24 including 2 international destinations which is a 400% growth. Earlier, weekly air traffic movement from Indore was 320 which has now increased to 500 which is a 52% growth,” he said.

The weekly air traffic movement from the state was 500 aircraft; in 9 years it has increased to 840., he further said, adding that Madhya Pradesh was given 60 routes under the RCS UDAN scheme, 33 of them are already operational and 12 will be operational soon.

Recently, Reva airport’s foundation was laid- Rs. 50 crores will be invested in its development. In Gwalior, a new integrated terminal building is being developed at a cost of Rs 500 crore. A new integrated terminal building costing around Rs 475 crore is being developed in Jabalpur also.

Aloke Singh, Managing Director of Air India Express, AirAsia India and Captain Manish Uppal, Head of Operations AirAsia India were present during the event.