Cooch Behar: Flight services between Dumdum-Andal and Bagdogra starts on Thursday, airport authority reported. The First flight will leave from Dumdum via Andal to Bagdogra.
The flight services will cost Rupees 35 lakhs and they will pay subsidies of Rupees 29 lakhs. Three Flight companies have signed deals with the state for operating flights in this route. According to authorities, there will be flights on every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Flights will take off at 8 a.m. from Andal airport and reach Cooch Behar around 12 p.m. The flight will again return to Andal at 4 p.m.
The 9 seater flight has started flying today without any eventful inauguration. The cost of one flight to Cooch Behar from Durgapur via Dumdum, Bagdogra is Rs. 5500 without tax. And price of flight from Kolkata to Cooch Behar is Rs. 4000 without tax.
Earlier the government had started this flight services but due to lack of passengers and technical faults the services were closed down.