Mangaluru, Jul 1: The coastal city’s longstanding demand for a direct flight to the nation’s capital gathered fresh wings with IndiGo commencing operation on the Delhi (DEL)-Mangaluru (IXE)-DEL sector with an Airbus A320 aircraft on Friday, July 1.
While 77 passengers reached IXE on flight 6E 2164, 140 passengers travelled to Delhi on board flight 6E 2165. Captain Anubhav Banerjee helmed this flight.
Flight 6E 2164/6E 2165 will operate on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Flight 6E 2164 leaves Delhi at 7.40 am and with scheduled arrival of 10.15 am at Mangaluru International Airport. Flight 6E 2165 will leave Mangaluru International Airport at 10.45 am and reach Delhi at 1.20 pm. IndiGo also operates a transit flight 6E 671/6E 6431 from Delhi to IXE via Pune on these very days.
This direct flight to Delhi opens connectivity – domestically and internationally to places such as Chandigarh, Dehradun, Patna, Ranchi, Lucknow, Bhopal, Dammam, Jeddah, and Riyadh. Mangaluru International Airport is facilitating airlines to start operations to/from this #GatewayToGoodness. This in turn provides passengers with enhanced opportunity to travel to destinations of their choice.
The transit flight 6E 671 leaves Delhi at 9.05pm and reaches Pune two hours later. It departs Pune at 11.45pm to reach IXE at 1.05am. The return flight 6E 6431 leaves MIA at 2.45am to reach Pune at 4.20am. This flight in turn leaves Pune at 4.55am and reaches Delhi two hours later. Both the direct and transit flight offer their own advantages to passengers depending on their convenience.
IndiGo also has plans to start flights using ATR aircraft to Chennai (morning), Kochi and Tirupati from MIA. The airline recently started a through flight to Belagavi via Bengaluru using a mix of A320/ATR aircraft respectively. Passengers have a layover of approximately 2 hours in Bengaluru before they board the flight to Belagavi and 80 minutes at Bengaluru enroute MIA on the return flight.
GoFirst Routes Flight To Mumbai Via Coimbatore
Budget airline GoFirst that operated a daily direct flight to Mumbai from MIA has changed the route via Coimbatore starting July 1. Flight G8 369 leaves Mumbai at 11.30am and reaches MIA at 1pm and departs for Coimbatore at 1.30pm reaching there at 2.15pm. This flight again departs Coimbatore at 2.50pm to reach Mumbai at 4.50pm. The airline has made this routing arrangement up to August 11.