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IndiGo launches 10 services to Hyd, Chennai, Bengaluru
The Airport at Gannavaram in Vijayawada got a big boost in flight operations on Friday with the launching of 10 flight services by IndiGo Airlines to three important cities of South India--Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru--offering low fares.
Vijayawada: The Airport at Gannavaram in Vijayawada got a big boost in flight operations on Friday with the launching of 10 flight services by IndiGo Airlines to three important cities of South India--Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru--offering low fares.
With this the number of flight services from Vijayawada Airport have gone up from 44 to 54 to various cities in India. IndiGo airlines started three services between Vijayawada-Hyderabad, three services between Hyderabad-Vijayawada.
Similarly, one service launched between Chennai-Vijayawada and one service between Vijayawada-Chennai. One service launched between Vijayawada-Bengaluru and between Bengaluru-Vijayawada.
With the introduction of ten services in a single day, the passenger fares are expected to come down in near future. So far, Spice Jet and Air India have been operating services to Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Vizag.
Air Port Director G Madhusudana Rao welcomed the IndiGo passengers who arrived from Hyderabad on Friday morning. Speaking on the occasion, Madhusudana Rao said the launching of 10 services will enhance competition among the operators and it will ultimately lead to falling fares.
He said the passenger traffic may cross one million mark with the increasing of flight operations from 44 to 54. The airport staff has welcomed the IndiGo airlines flight by pouring water on it with two huge fire engines. Passenger traffic has increased by four times up to 8.50 lakh during the last two years.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) developed the Vijayawada airport with Rs 150 crore and built a new terminal to serve flight passengers. TruJet launched Udan services between Vijayawada-Kadapa on Thursday.
This service will boost air connectivity between the capital region of Amaravati and Rayalaseema. So far, Vijayawada Airport has connectivity to Tirupati only. Now, Kadapa city also got connectivity to capital region of Amaravati.