By A Newsman
Kolkata, 16 May: LOW-COST carrier IndiGo has announced a second daily direct flight between Kolkata and Pune with effect from 1 June Thursday.
The airline has scheduled the second flight for late evening, mainly keeping in mind the needs of business travellers.
The new flight, 6E- 537, will start flying from Kolkata from 1 June at 9.05 pm and reach Pune at 11.40 pm. In the return leg, flight 6E-538 will start its journey from Pune with effect from 2 June at 12.10 midnight and land in Kolkata at 2.45 am.
As of now, IndiGo operates one daily direct flight between Kolkata and Pune leaving Kolkata at 7.25 pm for Pune, and taking off at 6.05 am from Pune for Kolkata. The flying hour in both cases is 2.35 hours.
Commenting on the new flight, IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh said that with limited direct connectivity options available on this route, passengers were being forced to align their schedule as per the availability of flight. The additional flight hopes to bridge this gap and provide a hassle-free travel affordable option.