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Go First, formerly known as GoAir, will introduce 32 new flights to expand its domestic network. The airline will add Amritsar, Surat, Dehradun and Aizawl to its domestic network, and these airports will be connected by direct flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Guwahati, thus enhancing regional connectivity.
The airline said that the addition of new stations will further reinfornce its robust network capacity and enhanced connectivity between metros and Tier I cities, offering added choices to the customers."We believe that the addition of these new destinations will not only make our network robust, but would also provide customers direct connectivity to metros and other important cities and beyond," said Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, Go First. (IANS/ MBI)
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Airline major IndiGo said on Saturday that it will commence 12 new flights in November 2021. The airline, which commenced flight service between Ahmedabad and Jodhpur from November 1 and in the Bengaluru-Rajkot, Kolkata-Coimbatore, Delhi-Trivandrum and Dibrugarh-Dimapur routes from November 2, will launch service between Ahmedabad and Ranchi from November 10.
The airline said these flights are designed to cater to business and leisure travellers, who are constantly on the lookout for new and affordable flying options. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer at IndiGo, said: "These routes will enhance connectivity between northern, eastern, northeastern, western, and southern regions, promoting trade and commerce. We will continue to offer new routes as per the travel demand across various sectors."At present, IndiGo has a fleet of more than 275 aircraft and operates over 1,400 daily flights, connecting 71 domestic and 24 international destinations. (IANS/ MBI)
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The Centre on Wednesday allowed domestic airlines to deploy up to 70 percent of their flight capacity from an earlier 60 percent, with immediate effect.
Till now, the Centre had permitted only 60 percent capacity utilization in the domestic sector with effect from September 2.
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In June, the capacity was raised to 45 percent from an initial 33 percent.
In order, the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Wednesday increased the capacity limit.
It said that the partial modification of the earlier order has been undertaken after a review of the current status of scheduled domestic operations vis-a-vis passenger demand for air travel.
Passenger air services were suspended on March 25 due to the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19, though domestic air services resumed in a phased manner from May 25. (IANS)
Railofy, a Mumbai-based start-up, has launched India’s first ‘Waitlist and RAC Protection’ service, aimed towards tackling the problems faced by the passengers travelling by trains after being put on the waiting list.
Trains remain the most preferred option for the majority of passengers mainly since tickets are less expensive compared to flights.
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Unfortunately, on some occasions, passengers need to cancel their journey if their names do not appear in the journey chart, even after being put on the waiting list.
However, by using the Railofy app, or by visiting its website, a passenger can enter the PNR number of their ticket. The traveller also needs to pay a fee, which is determined according to each trip.
After this, Railofay keeps tracking the passenger’s waiting list tickets. If the passenger’s ticket is not confirmed until the last minute, the app provides a flight ticket to the passenger, at the same price as that of the train’s.
Deepika Agarwal, a passenger, told IANS: “We had to travel from Mumbai to Delhi, and the tickets for six passengers were on the waiting list. After our tickets were not confirmed even at the last minute, we completed our journey through this app.
“The price of Tatkal ticket was Rs 4,000 and a flight ticket was around Rs 5,000. We took the waitlist protection from Railofy. We got a flight ticket for just 2,000 rupees after the chart was made.”
“About 30 crore passengers in India face the problem of being put on the waiting list. We want the travellers to have no hassles during the journey. We started the app in January 2020 and in the first few months, only about 100 passengers availed our services and completed their journey,”
Rohan, a founding member of Railofy, told IANS.
“Railofay service is currently available for all trains and across all its classes. The migrant labourers also took advantage of our facility amid the corona pandemic. Those who are returning to work again are also completing their journey through us,” he said.
Rohan said Railofy also helps those passengers whose towns or villages are away from the airport. He said though Railofy is making the long-distance journey easier, it has also started providing bus facilities for shorter routes so that passengers have the least trouble. (IANS)