Pondicherry, August 17: The long-term hope of Puducherry residents come true as after a long gap of three years, flight services to Puducherry resumed. Low-Cost airline Spice Jet has connected Puducherry with direct flights to Hyderabad. It has been launched under the UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme.
Among the 78 seats of Bombardier Q400, 50% of the seats are offered at discount rates. Hyderabad to Puducherry flight costs Rs 3,040 and return leg costs Rs 2800.
As soon as the UT will get land from neighboring Tamil Nadu, the expansion of the runway will be started. Puducherry is one of the four un-served markets the airline will be operating to under the UDAN scheme. With this new flight, Puducherry will be connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Tirupati, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Vijayawada and Varanasi through transit flights.