Air India suspends flight to Kullu


Kullu: Crisis in the airlines industry may cast its shadow on tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh as Air India has decided to suspend its lone flight to Kullu from November 22, eight months after it was launched. The move has invited immediate reaction from people related with tourism in the valley, who have now urged the chief minister to intervene.

While the airlines clarified that the flights were temporarily being withdrawn from this sector due to less passenger load, travel agents claimed that there was enough tourist flow opting for air travel. It may also be remembered that on March 19 this year when the new terminal building was inaugurated at Bhuntar, Union civil aviation minister Praful Patel had assured to increase the flights to seven days a week.

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  1. While migratory birds flock 2 Pong Dam &also 2 D'shala 2 decide Tibet's future – r Air Indian bird shies away fm d skies!!!

  2. <DIV ALIGN=JUSTIFY>I just searched for fares on the internet. Delhi – Mumbai fare is cheaper than the Delhi – Kullu flight. (One way fares) Till the time fare structure is not rationalised this route will be a loss making proposition for the airlines. Part of the problem is bigger aircrafts are not able to land here and so the airlines are not able to fly on full load and cut down fares. Add to this the hair raising experience of landing at Bhuntar airport, thanks to the peculiar landing strip location, there is hardly any repeat traveler on this sector 🙂

    VOLVO is the best way to travel to Manali. Curiously, HPTDC still doesn't own VOLVOs!! It is the HRTC which is maintaining the fleet.</DIV ALIGN=JUSTIFY>

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