October 6, 2022

Civil Aviation Minister inaugurates first direct Gwalior–Indore flight

Indore – Dubai flight resume

New Delhi, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Minister of Space (MoS) for Civil Aviation General Dr. V. K. Singh (Retd.) along with Ministry of Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Kharola virtually flagged off two flights on September 1 strengthening the international and domestic aerial connectivity of Madhya Pradesh.

The event marked the commencement of IndiGo’s new direct flights on the Gwalior – Indore (Madhya Pradesh) – Delhi route and resumption of Air India’s Indore (Madhya Pradesh) – Dubai (UAE) direct flight.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan graced the event virtually from Bhopal.

Several other dignitaries including Union Cabinet Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Energy Minister (Madhya Pradesh) Pradhuman Singh Tomar, Minster of State – Horticulture and Food Processing (Independent Charge) Bharat Singh Kushwaha, Member of Parliament – Lok Sabha Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar, Member of Legislative Assembly – Gwalior East Dr. Satish Sikarwar joined the event virtually from Gwalior.

Minister – Water Resources, Fisheries Welfare and Fisheries Development Tulsiram Silavat, Minister – Tourism, Culture, Adhyatm Usha Thakur, Member of Parliament – Lok Sabha Shankar Lalwani, National General Secretary of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Kailash Vijayvargiya, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)- Indore Ramesh Mendola, Malini Laxman Singh Gaur, MLA, Mahendra Hardia, MLA, Akash Vijayvargiya, MLA, Sanjay Shukla, MLA, Vishal Jagdish Patel, MLA joined the inauguration virtually from Indore. Senior officials of MoCA and Airports Authority of India (AAI) were also present during the ceremony held at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi.

Scindia on the occasion said, “The establishment of direct flight connectivity on the Indore – Gwalior – Delhi route aligns with the objectives of the Sab Uden Sab Juden initiative of the Government of India. With the aerial connectivity of the two cities of Madhya Pradesh with immense potential, new opportunities will get a boost in sectors of trade and tourism.”

“The establishment of direct flight connectivity on the Indore – Gwalior – Delhi route aligns with the objectives of the Sab Uden Sab Juden initiative of the Government of India. With the aerial connectivity of the two cities of Madhya Pradesh with immense potential, new opportunities will get a boost in sectors of trade and tourism.”

-Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia

Scindia further informed that in last 53 days, Madhya Pradesh got 58 new flights and with 314 new aircraft movements the number of aircraft movements in the state has increased from 424 to 738. Indore which was earlier connected to eight cities, has now been connected to 13 cities. In a similar way, aerial connectivity of Gwalior has expanded from four to six cities.

Gwalior is known for its beautiful forts, temples, tomb, museum, and palaces. The increased accessibility will not only enhance tourism but also promote trade and commerce in the region.

Air India group currently operates flights from/to Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Bilaspur to various destinations within India. On the international route, Air India has been operating a direct flight from Indore to Dubai from 2019 which is recommencing now with this non-stop connection.

The flight schedules are mentioned below:

Indigo Gwalior – Delhi – Indore

Flt No.FromToFreq.Dep. timeArr. timeAcftEff from
6E 7356DELGWLDaily7:108:10ATR1-Sep-21
6E 7358GWLIDRDaily8:3010:001-Sep-21
6E 7359IDRGWLDaily10:2012:001-Sep-21
6E 7357GWLDELDaily12:2013:301-Sep-21

Air India Indore – Dubai flight schedule:

Flt No.FromToFreq.Dep. timeArr. timeEff from
AI0955IndoreDubaiWednesday12:3515:051-Sep-21
AI0956DubaiIndoreWednesday16:0520:551-Sep-21

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