Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, MoS, Civil Aviation, General Dr V K Singh (Retd.) along with Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Mr Pradeep Kharola virtually flagged off two flights today strengthening the international & domestic aerial connectivity of Madhya Pradesh. The event marked the commencement of Indigo’s new direct flights on the Gwalior – Indore (Madhya Pradesh) – Delhi route & resumption of Air India’s Indore (Madhya Pradesh) – Dubai (UAE) direct flight.
Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh graced the event virtually from Bhopal.
Several other dignitaries including Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Cabinet Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Pradhuman Singh Tomar, Energy Minister (Madhya Pradesh), Bharat Singh Kushwaha, Minister of State – Horticulture and Food Processing (Independent Charge), Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar, Member of Parliament – Lok Sabha, Dr Satish Sikarwar, Member of Legislative Assembly – Gwalior East joined the event virtually from Gwalior.
TulsiramSilavat, Minister – Water Resources, Fisheries Welfare and Fisheries Development, Usha Thakur, Minister – Tourism, Culture, Adhyatm, Shankar Lalwani, Member of Parliament – Lok Sabha, Kailash Vijayvargiya, National General Secretary BJP, Ramesh Mendola, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)- Indore, Malini Laxman Singh Gaur, MLA, Mahendra Hardia, MLA, Akash Vijayvargiya, MLA, Sanjay Shukla, MLA, Vishal Jagdish Patel, MLA joined the inauguration virtually from Indore. Senior officials of MoCA & AAI were also present during the ceremony held at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi.
“The establishment of direct flight connectivity on the Indore – Gwalior – Delhi route aligns with the objectives of the Sab Uden Sab Juden initiative of the Government of India. With the aerial connectivity of the 2 cities of Madhya Pradesh with immense potential, new opportunities will get a boost in sectors of trade and tourism.”
Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation
He further informed that in the last 53 days, Madhya Pradesh got 58 new flights and with 314 new aircraft movements the number of aircraft movements in the state has increased from 424 to 738. Indore which was earlier connected to 8 cities, has now been connected to 13 cities. Similarly, aerial connectivity of Gwalior has expanded from 4 to 6 cities.
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The event marked the commencement of Indigo’s new direct flights on the Gwalior – Indore – Delhi route & the resumption of Air India’s Indore – Dubai (UAE) direct flight.
Gwalior is known for its beautiful forts, temples, tomb, museum, and palaces. The increased accessibility will not only enhance tourism but also promote trade and commerce in the region.
Air India’s Indore-Dubai flight resumes after 17 months
Air India group currently operates flights from/to Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Bilaspur to various destinations within India. On the international route, Air India has been operating a direct flight from Indore to Dubai since 2019 which is recommencing now with this non-stop connection.
According to experts, the flight, which was initially launched on July 15, 2019, on public demand, will give a boost to tourism and trade between central India and the UAE.
“The Indore-Dubai flight is being resumed after 17 months. I remember that just five days after I became the civil aviation minister, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made the first demand to me that this flight be resumed,” he said while addressing the function through video conference.
The flight schedules are mentioned below:
Indigo Gwalior – Delhi – Indore flight schedule –
FLIGHT NO. FROM TO FREQUENCY DEPARTURE ARRIVAL AIRCRAFT EFFECTIVE FROM
6E 7356 Delhi Gwalior Daily 07:10 08:10 ATR 1-Sep-21
6E 7358 Gwalior Indore Daily 08:30 10:00 ATR 1-Sep-21
6E 7359 Indore Gwalior Daily 10:20 12:00 ATR 1-Sep-21
6E 7357 Gwalior Delhi Daily 12:20 13:30 ATR 1-Sep-21
Air India Indore – Dubai flight schedule –
FLIGHT NO. FROM TO FREQUENCY DEPARTURE ARRIVAL EFFECTIVE FROM
AI0955 Indore Dubai Wednesday 12:35 15:05 1-Sep-21
AI0956 Dubai Indore Wednesday 16:05 20:55 1-Sep-21