Daily flights between Shimla and Delhi resumed on Monday after a two-year hiatus. Following the latest developments, Alliance Air launched its first Regional Connection Scheme (RCS) route, Delhi-Shimla-Delhi. The Delhi-Shimla flight departs daily at 7:10 am and the Shimla-Delhi flight departs daily at 8:50 am, according to the airline.
Alliance Air Shared The News Via Twitter
Alliance Air is pleased to re-commence Delhi-Shimla-Delhi flight. Hon’ble Minister of State(Civil Aviation) and Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh inaugurated the flight.@JM_Scindia @Officejmscindia @Gen_VKSingh @MoCA_GoI @Pib_MoCA pic.twitter.com/c25nk7DHRk
— Alliance Air (@allianceair) September 26, 2022
Hours after the first flight, Alliance Air’s official Twitter account posted: “Alliance Air is pleased to resume Delhi-Shimla-Delhi services. Minister of State (Civil Aviation) and the Honorable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh have launched the flight.”
Aviation officials believe this move will improve connectivity and boost intrastate trade and tourism. An airline official added that it would help the state’s economic development.
There will be four weekly flights from Shimla to Kullu. And three weekly flights between Dharamshala and Shimla.
The Airline Is Going To Expand Its Network In Himachal Pradesh
However, apart from Shimla, the airline will continue expanding its network in Himachal Pradesh in order to facilitate people’s travel. In fact, the airline also plans to extend flights to the major tourist destinations of Kullu and Dharamshala.
Alliance Air’s Delhi-Shimla flight was launched in 2017. But was grounded in 2020 after the lease of a smaller ATR 42 aircraft expired. Since then, the airport has seen only helicopter taxi services and the occasional charter flight. You can now fly to five Arunachal towns on this airline
The airline announced to resume operations on the Delhi-Shimla route from September 6th. But bad weather prevented this. And as a result, the plan was postponed to 23rd September, but later a new date was fixed for the same i.e. September 26th.
For more information, visit the official website of Alliance Air.
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