Direct flight between Lucknow and Allahabad from June 14

Jet Airways said it will commence direct flight operations between Lucknow to Allahabad and further up to Patna from June 14. UP civil aviation minister Nand Gopal Nandi said that the air connectivity will part of the Centre’s flagship, Regional Connectivity Scheme.

“More flights will operate under the regional connectivity scheme in the days to come. This will also encourage the business environment of the city. State and central governments are working together to facilitate air travel and to connect more cities for flight services,” Nandi said.

Jet airways will operate a 72 seater ATR aircraft that will fly thrice a week on the Lucknow-Allahabad-Patna sector. The flight, 9W 3555, will depart from Lucknow at 6.30 am and will arrive Allahabad at 8.05 am. The flight will depart from Allahabad at 8.35 am and will reach Patna at 10.15 am. On its return journey, flight 9W 3557 will depart Patna at 10.40 am and land in Allahabad at 12.20 pm. From Allahabad, flight 9W 3556 will depart at 12:50 pm and reach Lucknow at 14.25 pm.