Nashik: Kingfisher Airlines has decided to start two daily flights between Mumbai and Nashik from 17 November from Ojhar air strip of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), about 21 kms from here.
“There was a demand from civilians and entrepreneurs to have air service between Mumbai and Nashik and their demand is being fulfilled,” HAL’s Managing Director Prakash Deshmukh stated in a release issued today.
As per the release, the first flight would leave from Mumbai at 1050 hrs and reach Ojhar at 1140 hrs. The flight will leave Ojha at 1230 hrs and reach Mumbai at 1320 hrs.
The next flight will leave Mumbai at 1530 hrs and reach Ojhar 1620 hrs and leave for Mumbai 1650 hrs to reach the destination at 1740 hrs, the release said.
Air services will also be made available for New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad from Nashik (Ojhar), the release added.
Air-service from Mumbai to Nashik was earlier launched by Indian Airlines, Vayudoot and Air-Deccan but was closed down following poor response from passengers.
Recently, Air-Deccan had launched Mumbai to Nagpur air service via Nashik but was also closed down following similar reasons.