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Wednesday, 20 November, 2019, 10 : 15 AM [IST]

Alliance Air starts Ahmedabad-Kandla flights under UDAN

Alliance Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, has started its first direct flight between Ahmedabad and port town Kandla making it the228th route under the UDAN-RCS scheme. The inaugural event was graced by Mannu Anand, Head of Marketing, Alliance Air & Manog Gangal, Airport Director, Ahmedabad.

With the commencement of operations to Kandla, Alliance Air will operate daily flights on Monday to Friday every week. Alliance Air is now operating on 50 routes allotted to the airline under the UDAN-RCS scheme and has also begun operations to and fro Chandigarh-Dharamshala that it bagged in the UDAN 2 & UDAN 3.1 of UDAN-RCS route under the scheme.

With the launch of flight services, passengers from Kandla can now conveniently travel to Nashik and Hyderabad via Ahmedabad which will significantly reduce the travel time. This is the third flight to operate from Kandla airport. Currently, Spicejet and Truejet operate a daily flight for Mumbai and Ahmedabad. This also provides better connectivity for Kutch commercial hub Gandhidham and the country’s major Deendayal port.

Rajeev Jain, Additional Director General, PIB, Spokesperson for Ministry of Civil Aviation, said, “Under UDAN scheme, there has been a commendable uptick of 242% in air traffic on RCS routes which has efficiently strengthened the overall aviation network while providing the services at a modest market-discovered price to the common man.”

The flight 9I 873 departed from Ahmedabad at 10:20 am with 50 passengers and for the return journey, flight 9I 874 flight departed from Kandla at 12:00 pm with 42 passengers.

 Through its code-share with Air India, Alliance Air not only provides regional connectivity within the country but also offers seamless connectivity to regional passengers on Air India’s network in India and abroad.
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