September 29, 2022

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates first direct flight on Bhavnagar-Delhi route

New Delhi, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Minister of State (MoS) for Civil Aviation General Dr. V K Singh (Retd.) along with Ministry of Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Kharola virtually flagged off the Spicejet’s first direct flight for Bhavnagar (Gujarat) – Delhi sector on August 20. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri. Vijay Rupani virtually embellished the event as the Chief Guest.

Several other dignitaries including Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Minister (Cabinet) Civil Aviation, Gujarat; Dr. Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal, Member of Parliament, Bhavnagar and National Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Party; Mrs. Vibhavariben Vijaybhai Dave, Member of Legislative Assembly (East) Bhavnagar and Minister Women and Child Welfare Education and Pilgrimage; Parsottambhai Odhavjibhai Solanki, Member of Legislative Assembly (Rural) Bhavnagar and Minister-Fisheries; and Jitendrabhai Savjibhai Vaghani, Member of Legislative Assembly (West) Bhavnagar joined the inauguration virtually from Bhavnagar.

Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation along with other senior officials of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India (AAI) were also present during the ceremony held at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi.

Scindia said, “I feel honoured to flag off the first direct flight operations on the heritage city of Bhavnagar to Delhi route. The city has played a vital role in the economic activities of entire Gujarat since ancient times. The city is an important centre for the diamond cutting, polishing, and ship breaking industry not only for India but for the entire world. Bhavnagar is the prominent city of India where a blend of the symbolic initiatives of ‘Vocal for Local’ and ‘Local to Global’ started by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is found. Furthermore, the Vehicle Scrappage Policy will also benefit the people of Bhavnagar. Apart from economic activities, the city has its own rich cultural and historical significance. These new flights will act as a catalyst for the tourism sector of the region while aiding the trade and commerce sector of Bhavnagar.”

“I feel honoured to flag off the first direct flight operations on the heritage city of Bhavnagar to Delhi route. The city has played a vital role in the economic activities of entire Gujarat since ancient times. The city is an important centre for the diamond cutting, polishing, and ship breaking industry not only for India but for the entire world. Bhavnagar is the prominent city of India where a blend of the symbolic initiatives of ‘Vocal for Local’ and ‘Local to Global’ started by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is found. Furthermore, the Vehicle Scrappage Policy will also benefit the people of Bhavnagar. Apart from economic activities, the city has its own rich cultural and historical significance. These new flights will act as a catalyst for the tourism sector of the region while aiding the trade and commerce sector of Bhavnagar”

– Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia

Bhavnagar will now get six new flight routes. Due to the non-connectivity of direct flights from Bhavnagar to Delhi and Bhavnagar to Surat, people had to travel to Ahmedabad to board a flight, now, they can travel at ease by opting for the newly inaugurated direct flight services on these sectors. Flights from Bhavnagar to Delhi and Mumbai will be operational on all days except on Tuesdays and Saturdays, flights from Bhavnagar to Surat will operate on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays starting from August 21.

The flight schedule is mentioned below:

FlightNo SECTOR Dep Arrival Frequency Aircraft
SG 3004 Bhavnagar-Delhi 15:45 17:50Monday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday & Sunday Q400
SG 3001 Delhi-Bhavnagar 6:40 8:45Monday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday & Sunday Q400
SG 3001 Bhavnagar-Mumbai 9:05 10:10Monday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday & Sunday Q400
SG 3004 Mumbai-Bhavnagar 14:20 15:25Monday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday & Sunday Q400
SG 3423 Bhavnagar-Surat 14:40 15:25 Thursday, Saturday &Sunday Q400
SG 3422 Surat-Bhavnagar 13:35 14:20Thursday, Saturday & Sunday Q400

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