Andhra Pradesh

IndiGo launches direct flights to three cities

The Vijayawada-Chennai flight will leave at 3 p.m. daily.

The Vijayawada-Chennai flight will leave at 3 p.m. daily.   | Photo Credit: AMIT DAVE

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They include 3 to Hyd. and one each to Bengaluru, Chennai

A day after the relaunch of the Vijayawada- Kadapa flight, the Vijayawada International Airport on Friday witnessed the launch of 10 direct services of IndiGo from the city to Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai.

Vijayawada is IndiGo’s 50th destination.

Airport director G. Madhusudhana Rao, along with representatives of IndiGo, gave away boarding passes to the passengers of the first flight leaving for Bengaluru in the morning.

A milestone

Earlier, the aircraft, on arrival from Hyderabad, received a traditional water salute on the runway.

Speaking to reporters, Mr. Madhusudhana Rao said IndiGo would operate 10 services between Vijayawada and Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai daily.

“On the whole, the airport will be handling 53 services per day. The passenger traffic will also increase hereafter. For the first time, we have crossed the half-century mark in terms of services,” he said.

IndiGo’s five daily non-stop services include three to Hyderabad and one each to Bengaluru and Chennai.

The airline’s direct services to Hyderabad are operated around noon and post-noon to suit the timings of connecting international flights for various destinations. The Vijayawada-Bengaluru flight is scheduled to leave at 7.55 a.m. The flight to Chennai will leave at 3 p.m. daily.

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