Alliance Air Will Connect Pune And Nashik In Diwali

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 16 October 2019

The daily service will start under UDAN scheme

PUNE: Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, is going to connect Pune and Nashik via air this Diwali. The Pune-Nashik flight will start from October 27, a service that is now resuming after one and a half years after Air Deccan cancelled its operations on the route.

The service will start under the Central government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme ‘UDAN’. 

Sakal Times had published the news of its announcement on July 30, 2019. 
Pune Airport Director Ajay Kumar informed Sakal Times that the slots will be given to Air India’s Alliance Air. The slot was vacant since March 2018.
 
Under the UDAN scheme, in the first registration, Air Deccan was to start Nashik-Pune-Nashik flights, which also connects to Mumbai. However, due to some internal issues of the airline, the flight was not feasible.
 
Three months after starting the service in March 2018, the airline stopped the service due to vacancy of more than half of the seats. Finally, the airline withdrew from the scheme. 

Alliance Air has now opened the booking window for fliers for this route. The flight will take off from Nashik’s Ozar airport at 2.55 pm and will arrive at Pune airport at 3.45 pm. 

The flight will depart from Pune at 4.20 pm and arrive at Ozar at 5.20 pm. The one-hour long flight will be operated from Monday to Friday. 

On Saturday, it will depart from Nashik at 8.30 am and arrive in Pune at 9.30 am. On the return journey, it will depart from Pune at 10 am and arrive in Nashik at 11 am. 

On Sunday, the flight will take off at 10 am from Nashik and arrive in Pune at 11 am. In return, the flight will depart from Pune at 11.30 am and arrive in Nashik at 12.30 pm.

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