Indigo deploys A320, a 150-seater twin turbofan engine aircraft
NEW DELHI, Mar 28 (The CONNECT) - Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia and Minister of State Gen (Retd) V.K Singh inaugurated the direct flight between Indore and Jammu by Indigo today.
In his tweet, @JM_Scindia described the launch of the new flight as a gift for the people of Indore. The cleanest city in the country now gets connected with the City of Temples and it marks the beginning of a new chapter in the country’s civil aviation, he said.
The airline will be deploying its A320, a 150-seater twin turbofan engine passenger aircraft and is primarily used on Domestic routes. With the launch of direct flight between Indore and Jammu, Indore will now have 28 daily flights. As man as 632 weekly flights will be operating out of Madhya Pradesh.
Scindia said in his brief remarks, “Today marks an important day in history of Indian Civil Aviation as the crown of India will be connected with the heart of India. Indore is a city of many firsts in terms of education, history and cleanliness and was declared India’s first “Water Plus City” previous year.
He said his aim is to develop 1 or 2 cities in every state which is full connected with the entire country and in Madhya Pradesh, Indore has achieved this. Previously, Indore was connected with 12 cities but in 6 months, we have connected Indore to 22 cities such as Panaji, Kishangarh, Raipur, Belgaum, Gwalior, Pune, Nagpur etc. Apart from Jammu, we have also connected Indore with Visakhapatnam and Chandigarh from today onwards.”
The minister emphasized that “We have opened international flights from yesterday onwards after a break of 2 years due to Covid-19 pandemic.”
IN all 1,748 foreign airlines flights and 1,440 domestic airlines flights are connecting India globally, he said.
Commenting on the importance of Indore, the minister said “In the last 6 months, we have given more importance to Indore by starting the work of 3 new aerobridges, 15 new parking bays and parallel taxi tracks and international cargo terminal. By this year, we are going to establish domestic cargo terminal and perishable goods terminal in Indore. I have given the permission to convert a state hangar in the old terminal into a VIP state hangar.”
Singh said “We have seen a steady increase of flights from Indore. It is a delightful news for the people of Indore to have a direct flight connectivity with Jammu and it will boost the city in terms of economic growth.