Air India launches Vizag-Port Blair flight service

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on April 09, 2015

VIJAYAWADA, ANDHRA PRADESH, 05/11/2013. Air India aircraft parked at the tarmac at Gannavaram Airport, in Krishna district. PHOTO: V_RAJU.

Air India today launched a flight service between Visakhapatnam and Port Blair, which would reduce the travel time between the two destinations by a significant amount.

Till now, travellers would either take the sea route or travel through other metros involving a night stay to reach Port Blair from Viskhapatnam or vice versa.

The state—run carrier already connects Port Blair to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bhubaneswar.

The flight AI487/488 will operate with an all economy 168—seater A320 aircraft would be in addition to Air India’s already existing flights to the island from other domestic airports, a release said today.

The new direct air service would help capacity addition to this tourist destination besides a time saver for passengers to two places, it said.

It would also give a fillip to tourism and industry at both the places, the release added.

Published on April 09, 2015
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