IndiGo, India's preferred carrier, today commenced exclusive daily direct flight between Kolhapur and Bengaluru. The flight was inaugurated by Honourable Union Minister of Civil Aviation - Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia, at Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaja Airport in Kolhapur. With the inauguration of this flight, IndiGo becomes the first airline to operate between the two cities, enhancing regional connectivity. Currently, by road it takes about 7-8hrs to travel between the two cities, which will be reduced to 1hr 45min through the direct flight connection.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales, IndiGo said, "We are pleased to commence operations between Bengaluru and Kolhapur. This new daily direct flight will reduce travel time significantly, while providing national and international connectivity to Kolhapur through its direct connection to Bengaluru. The increased accessibility to Kolhapur, well-known for its handcrafted goods and as an advanced agricultural centre in the state, will promote commerce and tourism, boosting economic growth in the city. We will continue to enhance regional connectivity and uphold our promise of providing a courteous, on-time, hassle-free, and affordable travel experience."
The enhanced connectivity to Kolhapur will make it accessible for pilgrims to visit destinations such as Mahalaxmi Temple, Kopeshwar Temple, Shree Jyotiba Devasthan, Rankala Lake, Chhatrapati Shahu Museum, Maharaja's Palace, Binkhambi, and Ganesh Temple. Moreover, strengthening access to India's high-tech industry, Bengaluru, would provide tourists with increased access to destinations like Cubbon Park, Nandi Hills, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Bengaluru Palace, Ulsoor Lake, and ISKCON Temple. The commencement of operations from these two cities will also make travel affordable through direct connections and additional capacity.
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