Pune – There is a good news Punekars. Now you can fly directly to Singapore from Pune from coming December 1. The Pune airport authority has announced Jet Airways will operate the direct flight for Singapore from Pune.
According to the officials, the flight will leave at 5.15 am and reach Singapore at 1.15 pm. The flight will depart at 9 pm from Singapore and arrive at 00.15 am. The flight will take 5 hours 35 minutes.
“Pune to Singapore direct Flight will begin operations from 1st December 2018. This will increase Pune’s one-stop connectivity to all major cities to the Eastern world. I am very happy for the same and so must be Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture ( MCCIA) people. As they were very keen in getting this direct flight start. I met Hon’ble Ministers of civil aviation Shri Ashok Gajapati Raju, Shri Suresh Prabhu and Shri Jayant Sinha time to time in this regard”, said Anil Shirole, member of Parliament (MP) from Pune.
The Pune airport has just four flights flying to international destinations. They include two to Dubai (Air India and SpiceJet), one to Abu Dhabi (Jet Airways) and one to Frankfurt (Lufthansa).
The airport is a civil enclave operated by the Airports Authority of India at the eastern side of Lohegaon Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force. The airport serves both domestic and international flights, to the Middle East and Europe.
Pune Airport has a 2535 m long runway oriented 10/28. A former secondary runway is now used as a taxiway by the IAF. A 2200m x 23m parallel taxiway was constructed by AAI to facilitate civil operation on the southern side of Rwy 10/28. The airfield is equipped with night landing facilities as well as navigational facilities like DVOR/DME and an NDB. As Pune’s Air Traffic Control is operated by the IAF, there is often friction between the AAI and the IAF over flight schedules and night landings. There is currently a basic working relationship between the two parties; they have agreed to allow night landings of civilian flights for the time being, though this is not a long-term solution.