On Tuesday of this week, the first flight of intra-state air service from Jaipur to Udaipur, via Jodhpur was introduced in Rajasthan. The 9-seater aircraft of Supreme Airlines was flagged by Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje along with Gopaldas Ji Maharaj of Dadu Dayal sect, from Sanganer Airport State Hangar (Jaipur) to Jodhpur Airport. CM Raje informed, “Bikaner and Kota too would soon be connected by air.”
She further added that on Monday another milestone was achieved by the state, when Scoot Airlines, Singapore started its direct flight from Jaipur to Singapore. For operating and offering better air services between the different cities of Rajasthan, a tie-up has been done between the Government of the state and Supreme Transport Organization Pvt. Ltd. The agreement states that Supreme Air Lines will be flying intra state air service in Rajasthan for 6 days in a week with 9-seater Cessna Caravan-C 208B aircraft.
The press release by the state government stated that in the first phase, flights were stated from Jaipur to Udaipur and Jodhpur. The minimum air fare currently is fixed at INR 3499 per passenger. An official from civil aviation department said, “Afterwards flights would be operated from other cities as well.”
It is being anticipated that various destinations of world-class travel that are known for their heritage, religious and historical significance will be benefited through these new air journeys. On average, around 1.2 million foreign as well as more than 20 million domestic tourists visit Rajasthan every year.
The travel industry experts believe that several charms of Rajasthan such as peaceful surroundings, various tourist attractions clubbed with bustling local bazaars, allure tourists from all around. They also expect that after initiation of these air services, there is going to be a boost in the footfall of tourists.
Our Managing Director Mr. Rahul Sharma said, “In fact, tourists had to travel by road and so were avoiding some of the places in Rajasthan. Now with good air connectivity, they (tourists) would be able to see more cities and spend more time in the state. It would certainly give a boost to tourist arrivals.”
We hope to see better time for tourism in Rajasthan. In the meanwhile also check our post related to planning trip to Rajasthan.