Air India to resume flights to Himachal next week

Last Updated: Wed, May 08, 2013 04:36 hrs
The Air India's Dreamliner Boeing 787 is given a traditional water cannon salute by the fire tenders upon its arrival at the airport in New Delhi

Just as the summer tourist season is picking up in the hill station of Himachal Pradesh , Air India has decided to resume its flights to Kullu and Dharamsala from May 15, sources said.

Air India and Kingfisher had abruptly stopped flights to Shimla, Kullu and Dharamsala last year. The state had been urging Air India to resume services.

Air India bookings to these two destinations could start soon, said travel agents .

Sources said Air India flight will take off from Delhi at 6 am and arrive in Kullu at 7:20 am and fly back to Delhi at 7:40 am.

The flight to Dharamsala will take off from Delhi at 8:45 am and land in Dharamsala at 11:05 am and fly back at 11:35 am. The flight will also bring cheer to cricket fans for the two IPL matches scheduled later this month.

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