Mumbai-Adampur flight suspended temporarily

Mumbai-Adampur flight suspended temporarily

Ajay Joshi

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 11

The first domestic flight connecting Mumbai and the Doaba region couldn’t take off from Adampur airport on Monday due to bad weather.

Not the first time

  • The Mumbai-bound plane took its last flight on Sunday. Sources said the flight was arriving late at the Adampur airport for the past few days.
  • The flight started its operation from November 27 onwards. However, it isn't the first time that the flight has been suspended. Prior to this, it left without any passenger in the month of November and December before suspension.
  • The flight is scheduled to leave Mumbai airport around 10.05 am and lands at Adampur airport at 1.35 pm. After a halt of 30 minutes, the flight used to commence its journey at 2.05 pm and reach Mumbai at 5.25 pm. Since December 22, not only was it arriving late, but was also taking off late from the Adampur airport.
  • As per the sources, the 72-seater flight was arriving here with merely 20-30 passengers. Owing to minimal bookings, there is uncertainty over the active resumption of the flight.

With this, the airport authorities announced that the SpiceJet flight will remain cancelled till further notice.

Apart from bad weather conditions, the unavailability of passengers on the route was reported as the prime reason behind the suspension of flight operations.

The Mumbai-bound plane took its last flight on Sunday. Sources said the flight was arriving late at the Adampur airport for the past few days. Owing to reduced visibility, the flight couldn’t reach here, pushing it to cancellation for five days. Making delay to the scheduled time, it was diverted from Chandigarh.

The Mumbai-bound flight (SG 2402) started its operation from November 27 onwards. However, it isn’t the first time that the flight has been suspended. Prior to this, it left without any passenger in the month of November and December before suspension.

The Mumbai-Adampur flight is scheduled to leave Mumbai airport around 10.05 am and lands at Adampur airport at 1.35 pm. After a halt of 30 minutes, the flight used to commence its journey at 2.05 pm and reach Mumbai at 5.25 pm. Since December 22, not only was it arriving late, but was also taking off late from the Adampur airport.

As per the sources, the 72-seater flight was arriving here with merely 20-30 passengers. Owing to minimal bookings, there is uncertainty over the active resumption of the Mumbai-Adampur flight.

After Amritsar, Adampur was considered the second option for air travel to Mumbai and the announcement regarding the same was made on November 14. The flight was scheduled to take around three hours to reach its destination. The airfare for an economy class is Rs4,197, which depended on route, booking time and availability.

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