With the commencement of this flight Air India has put the link between the historic cities of Varanasi, Agra and Khajuraho on its network map. With the operation of this flight Agra is now connected with the spiritual capital of Varanasi as well as an important tourist destination of the country – Khajuraho, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its medieval Hindu and Jain temples. The daily flight AI 406 will operate on the route Delhi-Varanasi-Agra-Khajuraho and the return flight, AI 405 will fly from Khajuraho to Varanasi and terminate at Delhi.
While addressing the gathering Ch. Ajit Singh emphasised on the importance of air connectivity to and from Agra. He said “this is just the beginning of our efforts to enhance air connectivity all over India by strengthening our airports and improving the airport infrastructure in the country”.
The flight will be operated with an all-economy class Airbus A320 aircraft, three times a day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flight AI 406 from Delhi to Agra will depart Delhi at 1245 hours hours and reach Varanasi at 1400 noon, take off from Varanasi at 1435 hours and reach Agra at 1530 hours, leave Agra at 1605 hours to reach Khajuraho at 1645 hours. The return flight AI 405 will leave Khajuraho at 1720 hours and arrive in Varanasi at 1810 hours, depart from Varanasi at 1845 hours and reach Delhi at 1955 hours. The introduction of this much needed flight will link the three cities of the golden triangle of most international tourists to India – Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi, and facilitate the movement of tourists to these destinations.
Air India is offering a slew of competitive fares on this sector.