Pathankot starts operation as 21st airport under UDAN – RCS
April 6, 2018: The maiden flight for the Pathankot Airport took off from the Terminal 3, IGI Airport, New Delhi, recently. With this, Pathankot now ge
April 6, 2018: The maiden flight for the Pathankot Airport took off from the Terminal 3, IGI Airport, New Delhi, recently. With this, Pathankot now gets operationalised as the 21st airport under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) – RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme).
The flight from Delhi to Pathankot will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing Delhi at 0955 hrs. and arriving at Pathankot at 1130 hrs. On its return from Pathankot, the flight will depart at 1150 hrs. and arrive at Delhi at 1335 hrs. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Civil Aviation in the presence of other dignitaries inaugurated the maiden Alliance Air flight from Delhi Airport. Alliance Air is flying its ATR aircraft on this route, which is its 19th route under the UDAN scheme. Alliance Air presently operates a network of 49 stations.
The minister during the recently held Global Logistics Summit has stated that 56 new airports will become functional in the next few years. On this occasion, he added that efficient logistics is critical for countries like India to harness trade and facilitate greater and faster integration with both the domestic as well as world economy.