New Delhi: Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia and Minister of State for Civil Aviation Gen (Retd) VK Singh inaugurated the direct flight between Lucknow and Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Goa by Air Asia on Friday.
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath was the guest of the honour present at Lucknow Airport. The inauguration was also graced by MoCA’s Secretary Rajiv Bansal, Join Secretary Usha Padhee and other officials from the Govt of Uttar Pradesh were also present.
Speaking at the launch of new flight routes Scindia said, “It is a historic event that an airline has connected a city with 8 connecting flights to five cities in India. I would like to congratulate and thank Air Asia and the Government of Uttar Pradesh for this achievement. Lucknow is now connected to Delhi with three flights, Bengaluru with two flights, Mumbai with one flight, Kolkata with 1 flight and Goa with 1 flight in a day.”
The flight between Lucknow and Delhi, Bengaluru, Goa will commence effectively from today and between Lucknow and Mumbai and Kolkata from September 1, 2022.
Commenting on the work done by his ministry for promoting civil aviation in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the Minister said, “It gives me immense pleasure to state that under the UDAN scheme, we have allotted 63 new routes to the state of Uttar Pradesh and in future, we will increase it to 108 so that civil aviation can reach every corner of Uttar Pradesh. We have also marked 18 airports in Uttar Pradesh under the UDAN scheme which will require an investment of INR 1,121 crore for infrastructure development. Uttar Pradesh will have five international airports which itself is a landmark in the country. It is a dream of Prime Minister to make Uttar Pradesh a shining example of Atmanirbhar Bharat and to achieve this, we are constructing airports at Chitrakoot, Muradabad, Aligarh, Azamgarh and Shravasti apart from Jewar and Ayodhya.”
Minister of State for Civil Aviation (Gen) Dr VK Singh (Retd) said, “I would like to congratulate Air Asia for starting new flight routes for Lucknow. Also, I would like to congratulate Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath for reducing VAT on ATF which would increase air connectivity in the state.”
Air Asia (India) Private Limited is a subsidiary of Tata Sons Private Limited and commenced its operations in India on June 12, 2014, and flies over 50 direct and 100 connecting routes across India at 18 destinations.
These new connections will further strengthen connectivity between Lucknow and key cities in the country will facilitate enhanced connectivity and promote tourism, trade, and commerce in the region. It will also offer affordable, on-time, safe and hassle-free travel experiences to people residing in Lucknow.
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