IndiGo to start direct flight to Chennai

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Sep 2018 10:22:41



Business Bureau

FREQUENT flyers have a reason to smile as IndiGo Airlines will be launching a direct flight from Nagpur to Chennai starting November 1. The flight will be operational on a daily basis. Announcing this here in the city, Kishore Parate, Chairman of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Nagpur Chapter, while talking to The Hitavada on Wednesday, said that this new route will offer better connectivity and great convenience to a large number of passengers who have to travel to Chennai for various reasons.

Bookings to the new flight have already started at the counters of various air ticket booking agents. The Nagpur-Chennai flight timings will be from 16.55 hours to 18.40 hours and Chennai-Nagpur flight timings from 14.10 hours to 15.55 . IndiGo Airlines has purchased a large number of new A320 Neo airplanes which are being pressed into service to expand operations and open new air routes. The A320 Neo aircraft has a sitting capacity of 180 passengers, he said.

On Wednesday, the air ticket fares were being quoted between Rs 4,000 and Rs 4,500, depending on the availability of seats, he said. “People from the city were always demanding a flight between Nagpur and Chennai. Their much-awaited demand has been fulfilled by IndiGo Airlines. There will always be demand by passengers to travel to Chennai as offices of various Government departments, automobile companies, hospitals, IT and corporate houses are based in Chennai,” he pointed out.

“As people get to know of this new air route, the passenger traffic will gradually rise and other airlines may follow IndiGo and eventually start more flights. Chennai airport also offers good air connectivity to Andaman Nicobar Islands, Rameswaram, Madurai, Bengaluru and other destinations which is why it is very important to have the Chennai direct flight,” he added.