Air Asia to operate two new flights to Bagdogra
Darjeeling: Air Asia will be operating two new flights to Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri from May. Bagdogra has evolved into one of the busiest and most important airports of this region, with a manifold increase in passenger footfall. In the financial year 2017-18, the passenger figure is expected to cross 2.2 million.
"From May, Air Asia will be operating two new flights to Bagdogra. This will help ease the passenger traffic, especially during the peak tourist season," stated Rakesh Sahay, Director, Bagdogra Airport.
From May 1, an Air Asia flight will depart from Delhi at 4 pm and arrive at Bagdogra at 6.15 pm. The flight will depart from Bagdogra at 6:45 pm and arrive at Delhi at 9.20 pm.
Another Air Asia flight will commence service from Kolkata from May 11 onwards. The flight will depart from Kolkata at 9 am and arrive at Bagdogra at 10.20 am. It will depart from Bagdogra at 10.45 am and arrive at Kolkata at 11.55 am.
At present there are 24 domestic flights connecting Bagdogra and one international flight from Paro in Bhutan to Bangkok, Thailand. Bagdogra is connected with Bangkok, Bangalore, Bombay, Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati and Paro.
"With night landing facilities, more flights are coming in. Passenger traffic is increasing by the day. On Thursday, the outbound passenger load was 3,872," stated Sahay.