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New flight launched between Jaipur and Kolkata

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June 2, 2019, 3:27 pm

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Jaipur: A new flight between Jaipur and Kolkata has been launched by Indigo. The flight began its operation from Saturday. The flight will take off at 11.50 pm from Jaipur. The return flight arrives at Jaipur International Airport at 10.40 am.

Nearly 150 passengers travelled on the first day of the flight between Kolkata and Jaipur. Officials said that this flight will be operated on a daily basis.

Many flights stopped operations recently. The ranking of Jaipur airport slid to 22nd place in the country in a report released recently by the Airport Authority of India. The airport ranked number 1 in 2017.

The report highlights the drastic drop in the passenger facilities and other lapses. The world ranking also dropped to 112 from 69.

The airport had secured 17th ranking last year. According to the officials, the drop in ranking was due to the ongoing construction works. Many flights stopped operating for several months due to the construction work. It also affected the quality of passenger facilities. The airport administration said that the construction works have now stopped and the ranking will improve again.

Nearly 1.55 lakh passengers travelled through Jaipur airport over the past one year. While the passenger footfall has increased, the passengers are getting the same waiting area. The waiting area should be expended and the cost of food and other items should be controlled.

First published: June 2, 2019