Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas known for its incredible destinations is a state with huge landmass. Thanks to the excellent connectivity among the cities of this magnificent sate that it does not trouble us much.
Rajasthan is that state which is not just connected by the roads; it is a state with one of the greatest intra-state air connectivity. Yes, the state of Rajasthan has connected its cities by the means of air transport better than most.
Boasting of its unparalleled intra-state air connectivity, a most recent development was done in the capital city- Jaipur. A new aerial route between Jaipur and Sri Ganganagar has been established and is now functional. On 10th of July, CM Vasundhara Raje herself flagged off the first flight on the route from Sanganer airport of Jaipur. Two flights every day from both the cities will take off, 7am and 4pm from Sr Ganganagar and 9am and 6pm from Jaipur giving a boost to the tourism industry in the state.
But it does not end here. CM Vasundhara Raje plans on bringing in more cities in the air connectivity plan in near future. Seems like being the best is still not enough for Rajasthan!
With the state’s stamping expansion of the air connectivity between the cities has added one more to its bag. The nine-seater Supreme Airlines took off from Kota airport fully loaded at 7:15am for Delhi, landing safely and successfully at 8:30am, covering the distance in one and a half hour.
Since its inception, the Kota Airport which was established by Ex Royals of Kota, prior to Independence had landing facility only for VIP charter planes till August last year. Kota being one of the most important educational and industrial hub gets a number of students, industrialists and tourists from all over. Regular efforts made by the State Government to promote tourism and other related sectors has helped in connecting small cities through roads, railways and air, thus introducing direct connectivity between Kota, Sawai Madhopur and Delhi.
The schedule of the flight is as follow – it will take from Jaipur airport at 6 am and will reach Kota at 6:45am and will depart from Kota airport for Delhi at 7 am and reach Delhi by 8:30 am. On the return leg, the aircraft would depart from New Delhi for Kota at 5 pm and reach Kota at 6:30pm and later fly from Kota airport at 6:45 pm for Jaipur to reach by 7:30 pm. This one day trip from Kota to Delhi is said to approximately cost Rs. 5,499 and will fly six days a week from Monday to Saturday. Hope to see the air services extend from Kota to other cities in the coming months to other cities like Indore and Ahmedabad.
AirAsia this week announced that they will operate direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Pink City of Rajasthan four times a week.
The airline is also offering a promotional scheme of all-in-fares of Rs 3,555 (one-way), beginning February 5 until February 11 for travel period between February 5 and July 31. The premium flatbed is also available for booking at a promotional rate of Rs 11,900, CEO AirAsia X Group Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said.
Now Jaipurites can travel directly from #Jaipur to #KualaLumpur as this direct flight has already been started. This has also marks the 7th International connectivity from Jaipur.
Flights will start operating soon from Kishangarh Airport which is set to be inaugurated today at 2:30 PM. The airport has got the licence from Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
Airport has also got permission to ply a 50-seater aircraft between Kishangarh and Delhi. Most likely, flights will start operating from 25th of October from this airport which is the 7th in Rajasthan. The airport will have six check-in counters and the capacity of 150 passengers.
The step will boost the business in this city which is famous for its marble. Tourists wishing to visit Kishangarh and nearby cities like Ajmer and Pushkar will also be benefited. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will do the honours.
Jaipur is a very popular tourist destination and it is developing rapidly as well. This means a lot of rush. The city has one airport terminal known as terminal 2 at Jaipur International airport. Before this, the city had terminal 1 and it was converted into cargo airport. Now due to addition of many new flights, the airport has come under a lot of pressure. This sometimes causes trouble for the travelers. Seeing this, the authorities have plans to make the old airport functional again. A few flights will be shifted to the terminal 1. This will help in easing the operations which will be good for both travelers and management.
In more news from the airport, the airfare between Jaipur and Chandigarh has increased. The Chandigarh-Jaipur flight used to cost INR 3000-3500 a seat but now it costs INR 4800. As the season for travel to Rajasthan, winter is almost here, the fare is expected to rise even more. This has happened because of repair work at Chandigarh airport. Earlier there were 2 flights between these two cities but now only one flight will ply which has resulted in higher airfare.
It’s time to rejoice for the travelers as well as for the residents of Bikaner! The much awaited flight between India’s capital Delhi and beautiful city Bikaner starts functioning today. The flight will take off from Delhi Airport at 1:30 PM and reach Bikaner at 2:45 PM. It will fly back at 3:15 PM to arrive in Delhi.
An airline associated with Air India will provide the service. This move is delightful for all kinds of travelers as it will save a lot of time. The two cities are separated by a distance of about 450 kilometers and its an overnight journey by train.
The intra state air services between Jaipur- Udaipur, Bikaner and Jodhpur launched in 2016 was a great success in Rajasthan! In no time now, the intra-state air service will be extended on six new routes of Rajasthan that’ll include Ahmedabad and Delhi. Rajasthan Government has given consent to this proposal and the same to the Union Civil Aviation Ministry for necessary formalities.
A letter has been sent to the Civil Aviation by Chief Secretary Ashok Jain, that states, “It has been decided to expand the intra-air services on six routes which are Jaipur-Kota, Delhi-Sawai Madhopur, Delhi-Kishangarh, Delhi-Shri Ganganagar, Jodhpur-Ahmedabad and Jaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer”
Earlier, Supreme Airlines was commissioned for operation of flights on a regular basis on Jaipur-Udaipur-Bikaner routes. In the previous Budget the CM had announced to expand intra-air services to other cities and the letter written by the CS comes in its continuance. In the letter, the CS has recommended for the same air operator Supreme Airlines to run the operations on new routes. In the letter it has also been requested that the department commence flight operations immediately after completion of necessary formalities and receipts of mandatory approvals and no objections certificates (NOC) from respective organisations by the air operator.
This initiative by Rajasthan Government in collaboration with civil aviation department will boost tourism in the desert state as Sawai Madhopur, where Ranthambore National Park is located, will get connected to Delhi. Also, Ajmer, known for Dargah and Puskhar, has also been proposed to be connected under the proposal. The two states, Delhi and Gujarat have come under the expansion of the services, which will further fetching more tourists from various locations.