Surat: High flying Surtis can cheer once again as air traffic at Surat airport is going to soar once.
Private flight operators will connect the Diamond City- Surat with various major economic and tourist hubs of the country.
Indigo has planned new destinations from July 23. SpiceJet will be starting flights on new sectors from Friday.
Commencement of new flights
Surat will be connected with Pune for the first time as SpiceJet plans to start a morning flight four days a week.
- Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh will be another new destination with three flights from Surat in a week.
- SpiceJet will operate flights to Kolkata via Patna, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
Indigo, on the other hand, will start a daily flight to Hyderabad. They shall also begin flights to Goa, Chennai and Bengaluru thrice a week, as per sources.
The City of Surat
Several flights to and from Surat were suspended as the second wave of pandemic wreaked havoc in the country.
Also known as the diamond City, the city is located in the Western state of India- Gujarat. Surat is the main trade hub of the state. Major ports and industries are also located in the city.
With the reopening of tourism in several areas of the country, aviation shall soon begin to bloom once again like the pre-covid levels.
The daily passenger footfall, which reached 4,000 in a day in March, had dropped significantly, but is currently seeing a steady rise.
Information Source: The Times of India
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