Saturday, October 01, 2011

Air taxi to begin three new charter flights on October 5 - Indore, India.

Indore: The air taxi service will begin three new charter flights on October 5. One of the charter flights will take-off from Indore towards Jabalpur while another flight will take-off from Bhopal towards Indore.

The managing director of Ventura Air Connect, UK Bose, revealed the introduction of three new charter flights under the air taxi service, on Saturday. He stated that the second passenger aircraft will arrive on October 5 that will be used for the new charter flights. The air taxi aircraft, on Sunday, will be taken out on rent as a charter aircraft that will cost Rs 45,000 per hour.

The first flight will take-off around 8am from Indore and will reach Jabalpur by 9:30am. The aircraft will leave around 9:45am from Jabalpur and will reach Indore by 11:45am. The next flight is scheduled for 2pm from Indore that will reach Jabalpur by 3:30pm. After reaching Jabalpur, the aircraft will leave for Bhopal. The third flight is scheduled for 7am, next day, and will reach Indore by 7:40am.

INDORE: India's first intra-state air taxi service connecting the cities of Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur will take off from October 5, once again. The joint venture, promoted by Venutra Airconnect and Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department, launched last month will add charter services and connect new tourist destinations soon.

Making the announcement at a press meet on Saturday, Ventura Airconnect MD Uttam Kumar Bose said that Indore-Bhopal and Indore-Jabalpur flight will start regularly from October 5. The service will be available in the morning and evening on weekdays. The service will not be available on weekends.

Bose said the company is also starting charter service soon, under which one can book the charter flight after 6.30 pm on weekdays or on Sundays. "We have been receiving several queries about charter flight service and so we have decided to launch charter service as well."

The company is also planning to connect tourist destinations of the state with air taxi. "State government has asked us to connect tourist destinations of the state with air taxi. This is expected to give boost to tourism in state," said Bose adding that they are also going to connect cities like Rewa and Satna.

To make the ticket booking process convenient the company is engaging around 160 travel agencies across the state. Besides, one can book tickets on company's website or either at the airport. About the objection of Air force about service to Gwalior, he said efforts were on to resolve the issue and it may take some more time to resume air taxi service to Gwalior. The company has plans to acquire 20 more aircraft in next three years, said Bose.

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