Flight service resumed in Puducherry after a long gap of three years
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 17-Aug-2017

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.


The daily flight will depart Hyderabad at 10 am and land in Puducherry at 11.20 am. The return flight will depart at 11.40 am and land in Hyderabad at 1.10 pm. "Puducherry is one of the four un-served markets the airline will be operating to under the Udan scheme," SpiceJet said in a statement.

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.

The first 78 passengers were welcomed by Chief Minister V Narayanasamy. He handed over the boarding passes to all the passengers of the newly introduced service.

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.