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Five daily IXE-BLR flights from Sep 7, six on Saturdays

Five daily IXEBLR flights from Sep 7 six on Saturdays
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IXE_Flight_Sept04: IndiGo flight readies to taxi to the runway at Mangaluru International Airport.

Mangaluru: Mangaluru International Airport is all set to get an additional daily flight during the weekdays and an additional flight on Saturday to the state capital Bengaluru starting September 7. With these additional flights that IndiGo will operate till October 28, the number of daily flights to Bengaluru will go up to five during weekdays and Sundays and six on Saturdays. At present, IndiGo is operating all four flights daily to Bengaluru and is poised to augment the same.

IndiGo by re-introducing flight 6E 6858 from September 7, is adding a fifth daily flight on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru route. This flight will arrive at Mangaluru at 8:35 a.m. and depart for Bengaluru as flight 6E 5347 at 9.10 a.m. This will complement other flights on this route, departing for Patna via Bengaluru at 6.50 a.m. (6E0255); Kolkata via Bengaluru at 11.35 a.m. (6E0172) and Bengaluru (direct) at 4.25 p.m. and 9.50 p.m. (6E0388/6E6859) respectively.

The sixth flight to Bengaluru on Saturday is the result of IndiGo reorganizing the days and times of operation of its Mangaluru-Pune flight on Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and Saturday. Flight 6E 294 will arrive at Mangaluru at 5:50 p.m. and depart for Pune as flight 6E 298 at 6.35 p.m. on Tuesday/Thursday and Sunday. On Saturday, flight 6E359 will arrive at Mangaluru from Bengaluru at 5:50 p.m. and later depart for Pune as flight 6E 298 at 6.35 p.m.

“The changes in flight schedule on Mangaluru-Bengaluru and Mangaluru-Pune sector will increase daily international and domestic flight movements from 38 to 40 from Monday-Friday and 40 to 42 on Saturday and Sunday,” the airport spokesperson said. The airport is in touch with another airline to start flights to Mangaluru International Airport and has received positive feelers. These new flights likely will materialize in the winter schedule starting from October 29.

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