With the ebbing of the pandemic, private airlines are set to resume their normal flight operations from Rajkot airport soon. IndiGo and SpiceJet had suspended operation in April and May, a month after they had started operating from the airport for want of passengers.
Only state-run Air India was operating from Rajkot airport amid the pandemic, that too, only for four days in a week to Mumbai and Delhi. The highest air traffic from Rajkot airport is for Mumbai followed by Delhi. According to airport authority sources, IndiGo has announced that it’s scheduled to start operation for Mumbai and Delhi from July 12. The airline will operate four flights in a week to Mumbai and three to Delhi.
According to sources, SpiceJet is also set to start its operation from Rajkot airport gradually from July 15. Though the airline is yet to announce its schedule, the airline is likely to resume its operation for Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Goa.
In one month’s operation the operator had got good traffic for Bengaluru and Hyderabad and because of which they are interested in resuming operation, according to sources. Confirming this move, Rajkot airport director Diganta Borah said, “Both private operators are resuming operation from Rajkot airport and hopefully, by the end of July all the schedules will be set.”
Rajkot being the commercial capital of Saurashtra, business and industry people of Morbi and Jamnagar are also dependent upon Rajkot for air connectivity to the other parts of the country. The airport sees around four lakh flyers every year. (Source TOI)