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.
The Civil airport of Jaisalmer is now buzzing with passengers as the much awaited air services are going to start from November 1, 2016. All the preparations have been done for Bikaner and Jaisalmer to Delhi and other cities and even booking counter has been opened at Naal airport.
‘Supreme Airlines’ will be starting services between Jaipur and Jaisalmer and with air connectivity; the tourists will have more options to commute intra state. The plane will take off from Jaipur at 11.30 am and reach Jaisalmer at 1.30 pm and will depart from Jaisalmer at 2 pm and reach Jaipur at 4 pm.
Bookings are open for the Jaipur Jaisalmer flight! Happy flying 🙂
Those who all are travelling to Rajasthan can take a sigh of relief now as there will be enhancement in air connectivity between major tourist destinations in Rajasthan. The flight would start from Jaipur to Jodhpur in the first phase and then Udaipur the next week. Major sectors such as tourism, heritage and business will definitely get boosted with the launch of this air-connectivity service in the state.
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The intra-state 9-seater plane would operate for 6 days in a week. The schedule will be:
Minimum airfare for the same has been fixed at Rs 3,499 per ticket.
So, when are visiting us again? 🙂
With the rise in foreign tourism in Jaipur, a need for foreign currency exchange counter was seen. And hence keeping in mind the convenience of travelers especially foreign travelers, Jaipur International Airport inaugurated a new foreign currency exchange counter at the arrival area of Terminal 2 which will have various other facilities such as currency notes, traveler’s cheques and multi-currency prepaid forex cards.
This foreign exchange counter is definitely going to bring relief to the foreign travelers where they can have easy access to local currency.
Jaipur, which is wrapped in its rich heritage and culture, attracts tourists from all over the world. It caters as one of the tourist hub and holiday destination for tourists.
Jaipur comes with good news for passengers who are frequent travelers. With the completion of the extension work of the runway, Jaipur airport is likely to expect direct flights to Singapore and Japan from next year onward.
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It’s not only about the two new international destinations, but also the Airport Authority of India has stated to have a jerk free landing even during foggy nights with poor visibility with the completion of CAT III lighting work.
Come August, Jaipurites will now have happier reasons to fly to South India. Promoted as the lowest-cost airline, the Air Asia will begin its Jaipur – Bangalore flight from August 25, 2014.
The flight would reach #Jaipur from #Bangalore at 12:20 pm and leave for Bangalore at 12:55 pm every day.
The tickets are available at all the major flight booking sites!
For the first time in country, the Airport Authorities of India (AAI) is bringing in an app that will cut short all your travel hassles.
The facility will first start at Jaipur Airport, which will become country’s first smart airport, from July 18’ 2013. Later, it will be extended to other airports of the country. Now, you can get live updates of the flight’s arrival and departure. You can remain in touch with airport authorities 24/7 and can air your complaints, feedback and suggestions through your smart phone.
You can avail the facility by downloading a code in your smart mobile phone. Then, the app will update passengers on everything they want to know. The application will also be helpful to international flyers, as these flights land at Jaipur airport early in the morning and leave in a few hours.
In recent times, there has been a sharp increase in complaints of missing baggage. The application will inform you about luggage you can carry or charges levied on extra weight. The problem of missing luggage and theft at airports can also be addressed. Moreover, if you are confused about carrying gold ornaments, it will tell you the exact weight of gold you can carry without duty or customs duty to be levied. During winter months, domestic or international flyers face problems like change in flight timings or cancellation. This app will prove a great help to them also.
In the last few months, Jaipur airport has taken several measures to improve safety and comfort of the passengers and notably, this smart facility is part of the modernization project of AAI.
Already a tourist hotspot, Rajasthan has got more reasons to cheer after the Central government gave nod to four low-budget airports, which will come up at Ajmer, Kota, Alwar and Bhilwara.
The Union government on Friday decided to set up 51 new low-cost airports with an aim to give a boost to the civil aviation sector and increase air connectivity to various destinations.
Ajmer, a global tourist spot due to the dargah and proximity to Pushkar, needed an airport to give travelers the option to directly reach the city. It will be of great help to pilgrims coming to Ajmer and Pushkar.
Kota which has emerged as a coaching hub in the country will benefit hugely from the decision. A majority of students in Kota are from different states who often travel in and out of the city. Alwar, Kota and Bundi are also popular among foreign tourists for their art. Alwar is popular for Sariska wildlife, Silliserh and beautiful palaces. “Kota and Bundi are already big tourist destinations for their miniature paintings and artworks and many foreign tourists are forced to take the road route to reach these places. Airports in all the four cities (or towns) will help tourists cut down their travel time and have a delightful journey.
Now the Foreign tourists could soon make a quick dash to Agra to see the Taj Mahal or to Jaipur for a glimpse of the Hawa Mahal if they plan their transit time in India to allow such visits.
The government is considering relaxing visa rules with the tourism ministry proposing a transit visa — for 48 to 72 hours — to encourage these foreign tourists to plan a quick stopover in India for 2 nights or 3 nights. The scheme could be implemented initially in Delhi and Mumbai in a few months followed by Rajasthan.