Rajasthan: CM Raje flags off 1st intra-state flight


Jaipur: Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday launched the intra-state air services by flagging off the first flight from Jaipur to Jodhpur. Hoping to improve the connectivity between the major cities within the state, the state government’s civil aviation department had recently signed an Air Services Operation Agreement with Supreme Air Lines recently.

Flights to Jodhpur and Udaipur have been started in the first phase, while the second phase will witness flights operating from other cities like Kota and Bikaner. On Tuesday, Raje flagged off the first nine-seater flight to Jodhpur from the state hanger of the Jaipur International Airport. She also personally handed over the boarding-passes to those taking the first flight, congratulating them for being a part of a historic step in the state’s tourism sector.

Supreme Airlines would operate intra-state flights for six days in a week with nine-seater plane Sesana Caravan-C 208B. “Flight services to Singapore have been launched only a day earlier. If the air traffic is good, we will soon have big names in the sector launching their services here and we will soon be as good in the sector as Singapore. The intra-state air service will bring a major boost in tourism, heritage and business sectors. Several locations of world-class tourism, religious, historical and heritage importance would be benefitted out of these air operations,” said Raje.

The flight would start from Jaipur at 10.15 am to reach Jodhpur at 11.30 am and fly back at 11.45 am hours from Jodhpur to reach Jaipur at 13.00 pm. At 4.30 pm, the plane would fly from Jaipur to reach Udaipur at 6 pm and fly back at 6.15 pm from Udaipur to reach Jaipur 7.45 pm. For both these flights, minimum airfare has been fixed at Rs 3,499 per ticket.