The Ticketing would be managed by Bangalore based DTDS Travels.
The air service was launched with the inaugural flight of the Grand Cessna Caravan chartered helicopter carrying nine passengers touching down at the Purnia airport, DTDS Manager (Sales) Shyamal Chakraborty told reporters.
The air service will operate on a twice weekly basis on Tuesdays and Saturdays on the Kolkata-Purnia-Patna and Patna-Purnia-Kolkata routes, Chakraborty said
The DTDS will be responsible for ticket booking and management of the air service by Spirit Air, he said.
The fare between Kolkata and Purnia flight has been fixed at Rs 3995 inclusive of all taxes and between Patna and Purnia Rs 3495, the DTDS official said.
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Permission has been receive from the Air Force Authorities for use of its airport in Purnia, he added.
The Kolkata Purnia Patna Helicopter Flight Service has been greatly welcomed by public. “We shall just not be spared the trouble of travelling nearly 200 km to catch the flight at Bagdogra near Siliguri (West Bengal) but also save much of our time,” said Vijay Kumar Srivastava and Satyen Sharat.
The Purnia flight will also greatly facilitate travellers not only from places like Darbhanga, Madhubani, Saharsa, Katihar and Bhagalpur but also Nepal as well as adjoining areas of West Bengal.
Purnia was first put on air map way back in 1956-58 when the now defunct Balurghat Airways introduced commercial flights. The air service was, however, withdrawn after a year or so.
Another air service, JamAir came into the picture and commenced its services between Purnia and Kolkata in 1976. The JamAir also withdrew its services after nearly two years in 1978.
The re-introduction of air flight between Purnia-Kolkata and Purnia-Patna is the culmination of strenuous and painstaking efforts on the part of the Air Force officials here who established a rapport with the top civil brass in Patna and New Delhi.
The commercial air connectivity will, in all likelihood, turn out to be launching pad for other flights between Purnia and New Delhi and other destinations, Kumar said.
Spirit also runs following Chartered Services on demand basis.
- Air Taxi
- Celebration Flight – Birthday/Anniversary/Sight Seeing/Picnic/ Joy Ride
- Prayer Flight
- Picnic Flight/ Tourist Flight
- Business Flight
- Ferry Flight
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