Alliance Air begins Delhi-Pathankot service

Alliance Air has started thrice-a-week flight service on the Delhi-Pathankot Delhi route. Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated first flight from Delhi to Pathankot (Punjab), at a ceremony held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

The carrier’s ATR aircraft will operate on this sector on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday under the flagship regional connectivity scheme,  Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN).

Pathankot is the 21st city got connected under the scheme. “Pathankot is a very important border city for India and it is very important to connect and help the people from such areas, we had tried to connect the city in the past as well and our Honorable Prime Minister’s dream scheme of UDAN has also got wings from this step and I believe that in the coming days, we will be able to connect many other places like this,” said Suresh Prabhu after inaugurating the service. He also handed over the boarding passes to the first set of passengers.

“AI 835 left Delhi at 9.55 am and arrived in Pathankot at 11.30 am. The return flight AI 836 left Pathankot at 11.50 am and arrived in Delhi at 1.45 pm. The fare on this route is Rs 2,570 one way,” said a release.