Alliance Air to operate regular flights on the route
Regular air service between Dehradun and Pantnagar under the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme was flagged off by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat along with Assembly Speaker PC Agrawal and cabinet minister Prakash Pant on Friday.
This service will prove to be important for connectivity between Garhwal and Kumaon. Chief Minister said that along with Dehradun airport, facilities will be expanded at Pantnagar, Chinyalisaur, Naini-Saini, Gauchar and Chaukhutia.
Emphasis is being laid on expansion of air strips due to their strategic importance in the border state of Uttarakhand.
The CM also expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this.
Air India chairman and managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said that Air India’s wholly-owned subsidiary Alliance Air under the government’s UDAN scheme has started regular flights between Dehradun and Pantnagar.
Alliance Air has started operating ATR 42 aircraft on Pantnagar-Dehradun-Pantnagar route. The seating capacity of the ATR Aeroplane is 42. Flight number 91-823 will depart from Pantnagar on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1.40 PM to reach Dehradun at 2.40 PM.
The return flight will depart from Dehradun at 3.05 PM on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday to reach Pantnagar at 3.55 PM. The fare (all inclusive) for Dehradun/Pantnagar sector is Rs 1590. Alliance Air also has a direct flight from Pantnagar to New Delhi, he added.
Saturday, 05 January 2019 | PNS | Dehradun—
Poor visibility prevents flights in Pantnagar
The weather prevented flights from landing and taking off from Pantnagar airport on Friday. Airport director SK Singh informed that due to poor visibility here, the flight from Delhi to Pantnagar was diverted to Dehradun. The visibility in Pantnagar airport was 800 metres whereas 1,800 metres visibility was required. Alliance Air manager Virendra Singh said that after some wait for visibility to improve in Pantnagar, the flight from Delhi was sent to Dehradun from where it was to fly to Pantnagar. However, due to low visibility in Pantnagar, the flight was sent back to Delhi.
Saturday, 05 January 2019 | PNS | Pantnagar—
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