Indore: Air India’s regional arm Alliance Air will roll-out flight service on Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai route on Wednesday, which will be its second venture under the government’s UDAN scheme to make flying affordable. With this, the number of air lines operating from the city airport would go up to four and number of scheduled flight operation to 25 pair.
Alliance Air was given responsibility to operate flights in MP for untapped airports of the state. Vikas Shah, station manager of Air India, said that the two new flights will operate via Gwalior on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The first flight AI-9627 Bombay-Indore-Gwalior-Delhi will depart from Mumbai at 10.30 am and arrive at city airport at 12.15 pm and depart from here at 12.50 pm for Gwalior and reach there at 2.00 pm and it will depart from there for New Delhi at 2.30pm and reach New Delhi 3.30 pm. Flight AI-9628 New Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai will depart from New Delhi at 9.50 am and arrive at Gwalior at 10.50 pm and depart from there at 11.20 pm. The flight will arrive in Indore at 12.35 pm and will depart for Mumbai at 1.05 pm and will reach Mumbai at 2.50 pm.
However, its regular operation will start from June 2 as per the following schedule. The flight will depart from New Delhi at 10.50 am and will arrive at Gwalior at 11.45 pm and will depart from there at 12.15 pm. It will arrive in Indore at 1.40 pm and depart for Mumbai at 2.10 pm and will reach Mumbai at 3.50 pm. Aviation sources said that with the launch of these services, total number of flight operation from city airport will go up to 25 pairs. Number of lights for national capital and Mumbai will be 12 and nine respectively.