Under an initiative by Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, the state is going to become India’s first state where its different cities will be connected under the Regional Air Flight Connectivity Scheme. These regional level flights were to be inaugurated from State Hanger of Jaipur International Airport on Tuesday, 4 October, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
The first intrastate flights take off from Jaipur to Jodhpur and Jaipur to Udaipur today on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.
The state government aims to provide all time air connectivity to tourists as well as locals and entrepreneurs so that they could easily fly to the capital city Jaipur every morning and also get back home in no time.
For this service Rajasthan Civil Aviation Department has signed an agreement on September 8 with the Supreme Transport Organization Pvt. Ltd under which Supreme Airlines shall operate 9-seater Cessna Grand Carvan Aircraft multiple times a day, six days a week. The agreement was signed between Director of Civil Aviation Kesari Singh and President and CEO of Supreme Transport Organisation Private Limited Ammeet K Agarwal, on behalf of the state government and the airlines, respectively.
This aircraft with all basic facilities would provide connectivity to tourists, businessmen, traders and investors. This service will also ensure that all regions of the Rajasthan state get promoted equally.
The state would connect 15 cities under this Regional Connectivity Scheme. The first phase connects Jaipur to Udaipur and Jodhpur. The 9-seater Cessna Caravan 208B aircraft will take 75 minutes to reach Jodhpur from Jaipur. It will then return to Jaipur by afternoon and fly to Udaipur in the evening in 90 minutes and will return to Jaipur the same day.
For both of these flights, a minimum airfare of Rs.3,499 has been fixed per ticket.
The second phase would start for connecting cities like Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Kota, etc. at cheaper rates.
This service is likely to improve business and tourism in the state.