Long pending demand to be fulfilled as Air India to operate flights between Vijayawada and Mumbai

Long pending demand to be fulfilled as Air India to operate flights between Vijayawada and Mumbai
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Long cherished dream of business community of Vijayawada to fly to Mumbai will become a reality very soon. Air India has decided to operate flights between Vijayawada and Mumbai as demand for the services has been pending for a long time. Air India so far, operating flights from Vijayawada to Hyderabad, Delhi, Vizag and Tirupati. Now, Mumbai will be added to the list.

Vijayawada: Long cherished dream of business community of Vijayawada to fly to Mumbai will become a reality very soon. Air India has decided to operate flights between Vijayawada and Mumbai as demand for the services has been pending for a long time. Air India so far, operating flights from Vijayawada to Hyderabad, Delhi, Vizag and Tirupati. Now, Mumbai will be added to the list.

Highlights:

  • The new service will be useful to traders, top brass of the national and multi-national companies
  • Earlier, Zoom airways tried to operate the fight to Mumbai. But, due to technical reasons, the proposal has been delayed many months
  • After bifurcation of the state, hundreds of national and foreign delegations are visiting Vijayawada and Velagapudi during the last two years
  • Against this backdrop, the new air connectivity between Vijayawada and Mumbai will be very useful, said M Raghuram, zonal manager of a pharmaceutical company

Vijayawada is the commercial capital of Andhra Pradesh with vibrant business activity in textiles, electrical and electronics goods, home appliances, mobile, plastic goods, play toys, automobiles and pharmaceuticals.Hundreds of traders in Vijayawada region visit Mumbai regularly for various business needs.

Similarly, traders particularly top level officials of national and international companies visit Vijayawada for business needs. If the Air India operates flight to Mumbai via Hyderabad it will be very useful to both traders and various companies. So far, many traders are going to Hyderabad by flight and boarding other flights to go to Mumbai or travelling by train.

Interesting, there are very limited train services available between Vijayawada and Mumbai. In this backdrop, flight connectivity between the two cities will gain significance. A senior officer of Gannavaram Airport has informed that the Air India got the permission and slot at Mumbai airport to operate the services from Vijayawada to Mumbai. The flight will have a stop in Hyderabad.

Earlier, Zoom airways tried to operate the fight to Mumbai. But, due to technical reasons, the proposal has been delayed many months. After bifurcation of the state, hundreds of national and foreign delegations are visiting Vijayawada and Velagapudi during the last two years. In this backdrop, the new air connectivity between Vijayawada-Mumbai will be very useful, said M Raghuram, zonal manager of a pharmaceutical company.

He said a large number of top ranking officials from various national and multi national companies visit Vijayawada to conduct business meetings. So, the flight services will be very useful to a large number of business people and traders. Spice Jet is operating services to Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru and True Jet to Hyderabad and Chennai cities.

By Md Ameen

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