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Durgapur airport starts operations with flight to Kolkata

Commercial flights started operating from Kazi Nazrul Islam airpot in Durgapur - 170km from Kolkata.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: May 19, 2015 5:54 am
Durgapur Islam airpot, Air India Durgapur airport, West Bengal, At the airpot on Monday. (Source: Express Photo )

Beginning a new chapter in the aviation sector, commercial flights on Monday started operation at the recently opened  Kazi Nazrul  Islam airpot in Durgapur  — 170 km from Kolkata.

The inaugural flight — Kolkata to Durgapur and back — was operated by Alliance Air, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, with a 48-seater ATR-42 aircrafThe inaugural flight  — Kolkata to Durgapur and back — was operated by Alliance Air, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, with a 48-seater ATR-42 aircraftt.

Alliance Air flight AI 9713 will leave at 5.05 pm from NSCBI Airport in Kolkata and reach Durgapur at 5.40 pm. The return flight, AI9714, will depart Durgapur at 6.05 pm to arrive in Kolkata at 6.40 pm. The flight will operate every day, except on Fridays.

The 650-acre Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, developed by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL), is India’s first operational private greenfield airport under the country’s Greenfield Airport Policy.

The flight will meet a long-standing need of the residents in the Asansol-Durgapur belt that boast of power-intensive industries like mining, iron and steel, metalwork, engineering, petrochemicals and telecommunications.

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    mukhtar
    Jul 15, 2016 at 5:07 am
    super but from when it starts i dont know
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      KAKALI MITRA
      Dec 1, 2015 at 10:00 am
      congrats
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        N .
        Nov 12, 2015 at 10:07 pm
        It is a great benefit for the people of Durgapur and the surrounding areas . For a few months pengers may be 15 to 20 ,i think but all the seats will be full if the flights continue . It is a great job . We are grateful to the state Govt . as well as Alliance Air .
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