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Posted at: Apr 15, 2018, 1:08 AM; last updated: Apr 15, 2018, 1:08 AM (IST)

Private carrier Spice Jet launches Adampur-Delhi flight

There will be a daily flight from May 1; this is part of the ‘Udega Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN) scheme of the govt
Private carrier Spice Jet launches Adampur-Delhi flight
MoS Vijay Sampla at the launch of the daily direct service from Adampur to Delhi and back in Jalandhar on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Malkiat Singh

Our Correspondent

Jalandhar, April 14

A daily direct air service, Delhi-Adampur-Delhi, which will be a regular flight from May 1, was inaugurated by Spice Jet on Saturday.

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla made the first online booking from Adampur to Delhi and commenced the booking process for SpiceJet’s sixth “Udega Desh Ka Aam Nagrik” (UDAN) route.

Addressing mediapersons, he said, “The second largest military airbase of India, Adampur, has a large number of non-resident Indians (NRIs) from Doaba, with no direct air connectivity. A typical traveller has to travel to Delhi via an Amritsar flight.”

Looking for the convenience of the NRIs as well the business sector, a direct flight has been launched, having pocket-friendly fares, thereby accomplishing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan of UDAN under the regional connectivity scheme, he added.

He made announcement for starting another flight from the airport soon this flight started receiving a good response. He also assured the business community present on the occasion that besides saving time, money and energy of people, especially NRIs from the region, the airport would give a boost to the economic development of the region, in general, and Jalandhar city, in particular.

SpiceJet flight SG8731 with 78-seating capacity will take off from Delhi at 3.30 pm and reach Adampur at 4.45 pm. The return flight, SG 8732, will take off at 5.05 pm and reach Delhi at 6.15 pm. Meanwhile, the normal luggage allowed to be carried by passengers will be 15 kg, but to passengers travelling abroad, a special benefit has been granted. Those with valid visa and other documents travelling abroad would be allowed to take luggage over 20 kg and more,” announced Sampla.

On the occasion, Shilpa Bhatia, chief sales and revenue officer, SpiceJet, said, “SpiceJet has been among the pace-setters for UDAN. Our team feels proud to add Adampur on to our pan-India network. We expect businesses and industrial trading to receive an immediate boost from the direct connectivity while promoting medical tourism and strengthening the local economy.”

Our flight will also offer immense flexibility and convenience to frequent NRI travellers residing in this region. To celebrate the launch, we announce a limited period special introductory all-inclusive one-way fare of Rs 2062/- for Delhi-Adampur and Rs 1953/- for Adampur-Delhi, she added.

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