The Ministry of Civil Aviation has agreed to resume direct flights from Delhi to Calcutta every day, with immediate effect at the request of the Mamata Banerjee government.
However, restrictions on flights from five other cities – Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad – would remain in place. They are only allowed three days a week.
Kolkata airport authorities said Monday that there are no restrictions on flights to Delhi departing from NSCBI airport in Kolkata, with incoming flights from Delhi and five other cities only being allowed on three days.
“There were no restrictions on outbound flights to Delhi or the five other cities. Incoming flights, however, were only allowed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The restrictions on incoming flights from Delhi have been lifted with immediate effect. The restriction on inbound flights from the other five cities would remain in place, ”said Kaushik Bhattacharya, director of NSCBI airport.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation had initially canceled flights to Kolkata from six cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad – at the request of the West Bengal government. The restrictions were gradually relaxed.
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