Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate new Deoghar airport in Jharkhand on Tuesday

Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate new Deoghar airport in Jharkhand on Tuesday

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the newly constructed airport at Deoghar in Jharkhand on Tuesday July 12. Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais will also attend the occasion, the civil affairs ministry said. Aviation (MoCA) in a statement.
With the inauguration of the airport, Deoghar will be connected to Kolkata, Patna and Ranchi under the government’s ‘UDAN’ regional connectivity scheme. These routes are operationalized in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, the MoCA said.
Deoghar Airport will be the 68th destination which will be connected to Kolkata, Patna and Ranchi under UDAN. The first UDAN flight connecting Kolkata and Deoghar will be inaugurated on July 12, 2022. Connectivity to Patna and Ranchi will also be realized soon.

An IndiGo flight linking Kolkata and Deoghar will be launched from the airport on Tuesday and operations will start from Thursday.

IndiGo, in a statement, said: “In line with its commitment to improving domestic connectivity, IndiGo, India’s leading airline, today announced the launch of its 74th domestic destination and 99th overall destination. The airline will commence exclusive flights between Kolkata-Deoghar, effective July 12, 2022.” Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer at IndiGo, said, “We are delighted to announce that Deoghar is the 74th destination on the 6E network . These new flights will improve connectivity and significantly reduce the transit time between Kolkata and Deoghar from 7.5 hours to less than 1 hour 25 minutes.”

Deoghar Airport is 657 acres and has a 2,500 meter long runway, which can handle the landing and take off of Airbus A320 aircraft. The airport also has a 5,130 square foot terminal and six check-in counters that can accommodate 200 passengers at a time.

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