Mumbai: In its latest move to expand connectivity to small towns, Air India today said it will start a direct four weekly flights from Delhi to Pantnagar in Uttarakhand from October 14.
In the recent past, the national carrier has launched flights to six regional stations - to Bhuj and Lilabari (Assam) from Mumbai and Tezpur, Silchar, Guwahati and Shillong from Kolkata.
The government-run airline also operates flights from Port Blair to Car Nicobar under charter agreement with the Andaman Nicobar Island Administration. Its regional fleet of eight ATRs and CRJs (small planes) covers 28 destinations in the country.
The four times a week flight to Pantnagar will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with an ATR aircraft.
The industrial town in Udham Singh Nagar district is a gateway to the famous Jim Corbett Wildlife National Park and also picturesque tourist destinations like Nainital, Ranikhet and Bheemtal in the hill state.