Hyderabad, Mar 31 (Agency) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) on Wednesday recommenced Alliance Air’s direct air service between Hyderabad and Hubli. Alliance Air aircraft took off from Hyderabad at around 0635 hrs amidst a festive gathering of airport officials and other stakeholders. With this sector, the number of domestic destinations from Hyderabad has reached 57, a release here said. Alliance Air has deployed a 70 seater ATR 72 600 on this sector.
Flight No 9I 879 will depart from Hyderabad at 0625 hrs and arrive in Hubli at 0800 hrs. In return, Flight No 9I 880 will depart from Hubli at 0825 hrs and arrive in Hyderabad at 0955 hrs. The flight service is scheduled to operate thrice a week–Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GHIAL said, “We are glad that Hyderabad is once again connected with Hubli. The recommencement of this service testifies that the passenger confidence in flying is gradually increasing and GMR Hyderabad International Airport is geared up to meet the growing demand.
These services, which were launched under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), a regional connectivity scheme launched by the Government of India to enhance air connectivity to tier 2 and tier 3 cities, are very crucial in re-establishing connectivity with metros.” Ms Harpreet A De Singh, CEO – Alliance Air, said, “This new flight will make the connectivity between Hyderabad and Hubli seamless and agile. Alliance Air aims to connect India with an Alliance of Hearts across the country with unique routes, unique destinations overcoming unique challenges. We look forward to serving Hyderabad and Hubli with safety and service as our first priority”, she added.