The first intrastate flight in Rajasthan will take off from Jaipur to Jodhpur on Tuesday morning, officials said on Monday.
An initiative of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, the regional-level flight will be inaugurated from the state hangar of Jaipur International Airport on Tuesday at 10.30 am.
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In the first phase of Regional Air Flight Connectivity Scheme, flights from Jaipur to Jodhpur and Udaipur are being started. It will take 75 minutes for the nine-seater Cessna Caravan 208B aircraft to reach Jodhpur from Jaipur. This aircraft will then return to Jaipur by afternoon and fly to Udaipur in the evening in 90 minutes. The flight will then return to Jaipur from Udaipur the same day. For both these flights, the minimum airfare has been fixed at Rs 3,499 per ticket.
In the second phase, flights will operate from other cities, including Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Kota, at cheaper rates. Officials said that to improve business and tourism in the state, the state government aims to provide all-time air connectivity to tourists and entrepreneurs, so that they can fly to the state capital conveniently.
As per an agreement signed on September 8 between Rajasthan Civil Aviation Department and Supreme Transport Organisation Private Limited, Supreme Airlines will operate a nine-seater Cessna aircraft multiple times a day, six days a week, where a total of 15 cities are to be connected. The agreement was signed between Director of Civil Aviation Kesari Singh and President and CEO of Supreme Transport Organisation Private Limited Ammeet K Agarwal, on behalf of the state government and the airlines, respectively.