Only in less than two months after the UDAN scheme became operational at Darbhanga airport, around 56,698 passengers have travelled on 328 flights.
The UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme was operated under the government’s Regional Air Connectivity Scheme (RCS).
In keeping with airport director Biplab Kumar Mondal, in December 2020, a complete of 158 flights connecting Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru to and from Darbhanga airport, facilitated air journey for 26,318 passengers.
Earlier, in November, Darbhanga airport dealt with 170 flights and 30,370 passengers because the launch of the flight operation on November 8, final 12 months.
Spicejet is the lone airline with a license to fly from Darbhanga under UDAN-II, making it the 13th destination for the airline under the RCS programme.
The airport serves various districts of Mithila region including Muzaffarpur, Madhubani, Samastipur, Sitamarhi, Champaran, Saharsa, Purnea and the Mithila region of Nepal, including Janakpur, Biratnagar, Saptari, Mahottari etc.
As per Spicejet corporate communication manager, Anand Deora, the airline will introduce six new flights providing air connectivity to and from Darbhanga on Ahmedabad, Pune and Hyderabad routes in January.
Darbhanga-Ahmedabad flight service will be launched on January 11. Likewise, flight operations to Hyderabad and Pune will be started on January 18.