Jaipur Airport: Flights to Goa, Kolkata to be temporarily discontinued
Indio Airlines has decided to temporarily discontinue the flight to Goa. Air India will discontinue the flight to Kolkata.
Jaipur: The decrease in tourist footfall is affecting flight operations at Jaipur airport. With flights being cancelled almost every day, the Indio Airlines has decided to temporarily discontinue the flight to Goa. Air India will discontinue the flight to Kolkata.
IndiGo’s Goa flight 6E-768 will be discontinued from July 21. It departs from Jaipur to Goa at 12:40 pm. The flight will remain discontinued till August 11 and start again on August 12. Air India flight AI-750 will be discontinued from July 24. It departs Jaipur to Kolkata at 12:40 pm.
However, three new flights are being resumed. SpiceJet flight SG-3262 departs for Ahmedabad and at 6:45 PM every day from 22nd July. From August 1, Air Asia flight I5-1229 will depart for Hyderabad at 5:45 pm. Also, from August 1, Air Asia’s Mumbai flight I5-942 will start daily between Jaipur and Mumbai. It will depart for Mumbai at 10:25 am. These flights had been discontinued recently due to the decreasing passenger footfall.
At least 4-5 flights are being cancelled daily due to low passenger load. Tourists visit Rajasthan including Jaipur till March. Due to the decrease in the number of tourists visiting Rajasthan, the flight occupancy rate suffers from April to August.
There are 53 domestic flights scheduled from the airport daily but on average, only 49 flights are being operated. In August also, it would be around 50. It is expected that the arrival of tourists will increase from October, so flight operations will return to normalcy.