The flight services are back in action after a gap of 17 months
After being suspended for over 500-days, international flight on the Indore-UAE route has finally raced past the runway. As per reports, an Air India service took flight on September 1 from the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, boosting the connectivity on the India-Gulf corridor. Initially launched on July 15, 2019, this is MP's only international flight, which was slated so to boost trade and tourism between the two destinations.
Flights to take off and land at Indore every Wednesday!
Launched on the widespread demand of people, this is Air India's first international operation from Madhya Pradesh since the outbreak of the pandemic. The service will initiate a non-step journey from the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport to Dubai World Central- Al Maktoum International Airport, every Wednesday.
Reportedly, the plane will take off from Indore at 12:35 PM as per the Indian Standard Time (IST) and land in Dubai at 3:05 PM. The flight from the port city of UAE will take off at 4:05 PM (according to the UAE time) and settle in Indore at 8:55 PM, on the same day.
According to Vinod, an ex-pat who was on a visit to his hometown Indore in March, last year, "The resumption of flights between Indore and Dubai will help people like me who got stuck due to this pandemic. This flight will also help a lot in improving the trade gap between central India and the gulf country and promote tourism."
58 new flights provided service in less than two months!
During the event, the Aviation Minister stated that 58 new flights have commenced in Madhya Pradesh, in a short span of 53 days. Other than this, 314 additional passenger flight movements have also started in the state, since July 2020.
This has amplified MP's connectivity while promoting ease of safe travel. In the course of the function, the Union Aviation Minister also flagged off IndiGo's daily flights on the Gwalior-Indore and Gwalior-Delhi routes.