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.
Rajasthan’s Ganaganagar city is all set to expand its airstrip to facilitate intra-state air services connecting the district with Jaipur and Delhi.
Although, there is already an airstrip at Lalgarh but district administration has planned to expand it both ways for landing of commercial flights. According to sources, government is planning to start air services to the border district before next tourist season. The first flight of an intra-state air service from Jaipur to Udaipur via Jodhpur was launched on October 4 last year.
Government has tied up with Supreme Transport Organisation Pvt Ltd., to operate air services between different cities in the state. Several locations of world-class tourism, religious, historical and heritage importance would be benefitted by these air operations.
On an average, Rajasthan attracts over 12 lakh foreign and over two crore domestic tourists every year. Travel pundits hope that these kinds of air services would certainly help in giving a fillip to tourist footfall.
In fact, tourists had to travel by road and so were avoiding some places in Rajasthan. Now, with good air connectivity, tourists would be able to see more cities and spend more time in the Desert State.
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Ajmer and Pushkar are the major tourism cities of Rajasthan that attract thousands of tourists, devotees, celebrities as well as foreign dignitaries from across the world. It is due to the popular Annual Cattle (Pushkar) fair, Brahma Temple in Pushkar and Dargah of Moinuddin Chishti known as Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Ajmer. Although the cities are very well connected by Road and Rail, but the convenience of air travel demanded an airport in Ajmer. Ajmer airport in Kishangarh was, however, long due since 1982. The good news is that it is in the last phase of its completion now!
Sources added security measures like scanners and security doors are already installed in the airport and terminal is ready for passengers. A team of Jaipur airport authority had also visited to verify the standard and quality of services. Ajmer airport has already got the international code by international civil aviation organisation and it is also decided that Rajasthan Armed Core (RAC) will be responsible for security of the airport.
The airport will tentatively start trial this year in mid-July and possibly services will start from August 15 with the maiden flight to Delhi.
The airport will connect other cities like Jaipur, Chennai, Mumbai and other destinations. Some companies have already assured of providing services from Ajmer in a charter plane with 70-80 seats.
Happy Flying !!
After the remarkable new schemes for the citizens of Rajasthan, the state government has introduced an all-expense-paid aerial pilgrimage for senior citizens above 70 years, in Jaipur on Tuesday! First in the country, Rajasthan becomes the first state to offer this benefit to the senior citizens.
However, states like MP and Chhattisgarh have been offering all-expense-paid pilgrimage by trains, Rajasthan government has now gone a step further with flying the pilgrims to holy places with its Deendayal Upadhyay Senior Citizens Pilgrimage by Air scheme.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje flagged off the first flight to Tirupati Balaji with 30 pilgrims on board, 28 out of who were flying for the first time, at Jaipur International Airport
Other than Tirupati Balaji, the department will send close to 1000 elderly pilgrims in 26 batches to Rameshwaram, Jagannathpuri. The selection of pilgrims for the scheme is through lottery system.
What is the scheme?
The boarding/lodging and other local travel and ticket expenses of the teerth yatris all will be borne by the government
How are candidates chosen?
A total of 111 senior citizens have been chosen this year to fly to Tirupati Balaji. In fact, the first batch of 30 senior citizens has already flown to the temple city from Jaipur International Airport. The rest will also be flown out in two bathes, following the return of the first batch.
The move will definitely win the Vasundhara Raje government some applause from the senior citizens especially!
“The happiness of senior citizens will add to the happiness index in Rajasthan.”
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Rajasthan is one of the favorite destinations for Chandigarhians Every month many tours and trips have been organised to Rajasthan and the trip to the royal city never end without visiting the pink city ‘Jaipur’.
In a recent development on aircrafts flying from Chandigarh – The Pink city ‘Jaipur’ has been the newest addition to the list of flights from Chandigarh International Airport. The first non-stop Chandigarh – Jaipur flight will take off for the very first time on 26th March 2017. It is Jet Airways that is introducing this direct Chandigarh to Jaipur flight.
Highlights of Direct Chandigarh – Jaipur flight
- It will be the first non-stop flight from Chandigarh to Jaipur.
- The flight will take only 1.30 hours to reach Jaipur.
- Estimated cost of the tickets will be Rs. 3000.
- The flight will commence from 26th March 2017.
As of now, a flight of Jet airways takes off from Chandigarh to Jaipur with 1 stop in Delhi and it takes a minimum time of 2.50 hours to reach Jaipur.
Benefits of this flight
Till now, people commute by bus, trains or own vehicle to reach Jaipur from Chandigarh. Or if someone travel by air to Jaipur from the city, then the passenger have to halt in Delhi and then reach Jaipur.
- As it will be a direct flight, travellers will not have to halt at any of the airports.
- Now passengers will not have to travel to Jaipur via Delhi.
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Get ready for a hell of a ride, oh well, we mean Heliride in #Jaipur
Yes you read that right, this Valentine’s Day will be more special than any time ever as Pink City will experience the Valentine Heliride Festival from 12th – 14th February 2017 where helicopter joyriders will see Nahargarh, Jaigarh, Amber fort along with lots of other tourist attractions from a bird’s eye view !
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Not just this, a week long Jaipur Heliride Festival will also take place from 17th – 23rd February 2017, both of these being organised by Heritage On Air, in order to promote helitourism in the State of #Rajasthan
Are you ready for a ride ?
Now flying for your business trips or your family reasons has become affordable with Supreme Airlines! Forget those waiting train tickets, tatkal rushes and long train journeys between Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Bikaner!
Supreme Air Lines is the recently introduced airlines which operates intra-state flights for six days in a week with 9-seater plane Sesana Caravan-C 208B. Its flights operate among major cities of Rajasthan for air service to tourists, businessmen and others at cheaper rates.
The flight starts from Jaipur at 10:15 AM to reach Jodhpur at 11:30 AM and fly back at 11:45 AM hours from Jodhpur to reach Jaipur at 13:00 PM. At 4:30 PM, the plane flies from Jaipur to reach Udaipur at 6:00 PM and fly back at 6:15 PM from Udaipur to reach Jaipur 7:45 PM. For both these flights, minimum airfare has been fixed at Rs. 3,499 per ticket.
Apart from that, if you are flying with your family, business colleagues and friends flying becomes affordable with Supreme Charters. If you are a group of 8/9 passengers planning for optimum utilization of your time and resources, Supreme offers the most apt charter aircraft for your trip. More than 8/9 passengers can also be accommodated in multiple Cessna Caravan aircrafts operated by Supreme Charters.
Regular business travelers and tourists are getting a boost with the launch of this air connectivity service in Rajasthan. Destinations like Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur of world-class tourism, religious, historical and heritage importance could be visited in less travel time out of these air operations by Supreme Airlines .
Bookings are available on airport and major air travel sites! Happy flying 🙂
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