Air India to operate Delhi-Durgapur services from Dec 7

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on November 27, 2015

Come December and Eastern India’s first greenfield airport, Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, is all set to be connected to Delhi. National carrier, Air India, will commence three flights a week from Durgapur to Delhi.

The inaugural flight will take off on December 7 from the Dum Dum airport at 13.00 hours. It will fly from Kolkata to Durgapur and from there reach Delhi at around 17:45 hours. 

From Delhi, the flight will take off at 18:15 hours and will reach Kolkata via Durgapur at 22:00 hours. It will reach Durgapur (from Delhi) at 20:45 hours.

Interestingly, Air India had been amongst the first airlines to start commercial operations from the Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport at Durgapur. The inaugural flight was operated by Alliance Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, with a 48-seater ATR-42 aircraft.

Located 170 kms from Kolkata, the Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport is promoted by the Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL), in which Singapore’s Changi Airports International has an over 36 per cent stake; and five other Indian promoters

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Published on November 27, 2015
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