Shimla: Private aviation firm Jagson Airlines has decided to resume its aviation services in this hill state after suspending it for last five years. It has shown willingness to initiate regular flights between Delhi and Himachal besides imparting intrastate connectivity within a month, airline official confirmed. According to airlines Chief Executive Officer Koustav Dhar, service would be launched by Jagsons again on Delhi-Kullu-Shimla-Delhi route as 80 seater aircraft would take off this route from 15 Feb onward.
As Kingfisher and Indian Airlines is giving air services to state and Jagsons have to compete with these two, therefore it has decided to fix 30 percent lower airfare. Jagsons is coming up with intrastate flights besides Dehli-HP connectivity, as currently there are no such air services available in this hill state. In addition, it would also deploy bigger aircraft ( 80 seater) which would in turn help it to bear the low fare.
Further, MDLR is fourth aviation firm, which is also keen to start air services on state air routes, as its aircrafts have the plus point of easily landing on the small airstrips of state. However, it had withdrawn from the state about three years back keeping uneconomical consideration in mind. Jagsons’s high capacity aeroplane would also be capable to take off and land on table top airport at Shimla and two others airport at Gagal in Kangra district facilitate flights to tourist destination Dharamshala while Bhuntar in Kullu serve the tourists resort Manali.