• Saturday, April 20, 2024

Chandigarh-Sharjah flight will resume services from April 2

With this, the connectivity of SBSI Airport in Chandigarh, India, will expand to two international destinations, the other being Dubai. 

An Indigo flight takes off at an airport in India. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Twinkle Roy

FLIGHTS from Chandigarh in India and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which were halted in October last year, will resume on Tuesday (2), the new summer flight schedule released by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has said. The summer schedule will continue till October 26, The Indian Express newspaper reported.

The flight to Sharjah from Chandigarh’s Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport will be made operational twice in a week. It will depart at 6 pm local time on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as per the schedule. The flight is expected to arrive at the Indian destination at 4.10 pm local time. Currently, flights operate on all days a week between Chandigarh and Dubai. With the resumption of the flight to Sharjah, the Indian Union Territory (UT) and capital of the northern states of Punjab and Haryana will have two links to the UAE.

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The Sharjah flight will be operated by Air India Express, the Express report added.

Rajesh Ranjan Sahay, CEO of Chandigarh International Airport Limited, told The Indian Express that two new domestic destinations — Dharamsala in the state of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir have been added as well.

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Before its discontinuance, the Sharjah flight was operational thrice a week and was in high demand. The Tribune cited officials as saying that it was likely that the service would be made thrice-a-week again. But it has not been corroborated yet.

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