Flyers from Guwahati will be able to get direct flights to Patna from August 31.
Patna’s Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport director Rajendra Singh Lahauria on Sunday said that SpiceJet would operate a Patna-Guwahati flight daily and may increase its frequency in future depending on the passengers’ rush on this route.
“At present, flyers are required to change flight at Kolkata for Guwahati. It consumes a lot of time and doubles the cost of fare in comparison to a direct flight” Lahauria said.
He added that even delayed train on the route is another issue because of which people want to take flights to Guwahati.
“Just a week back, the operator gave us a proposal to initiate a flight on the route and sought permission for it.” Lahauria said and added that the proposed flight from would arrive at Patna airport at 9.35am and it would depart at 9.55am, reports TOI.
He also said that a large number of people visit Kamakhya for religious purposes and there are many people from Bihar, who come to Assam for other purposes.