The last couple of months has seen the investments in airports pay off. The much criticised Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) has seen a boaster in terms of number of operational airports with Gulbarga, Bilaspur, Darbhanga and now Bareilly becoming operational.
Alliance Air – the wholly owned subsidiary of Air India will start operations to Bareilly from New Delhi starting March 08, 2021. This will be a one off flight on Monday with the schedule operations being four times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – operated by 72 seater ATR72-600.The timing would be as below
AI9701 DEL0855 – 1000BEK
AI9702 BEK1025 – 1124DEL
The airport would get a further boost if IndiGo also launches flights to Bareilly. While the airline had announced flights to seven destinations with varied intervals, it has already missed its own announcement of flights to Darbhanga. The airline had said that it would start operations to Bareilly in April.
The state of Uttar Pradesh has been investing heavily in airports and over the next couple of months see up to 14 airports being operational, a feat unmatched by any other state in the country. Uttar Pradesh is also the most populous state in India.
Bareilly (IATA:BEK) is a civil enclave at a frontline Indian Air Force Station. The terminal building has been designed to cater to up to 200 passengers per hour. The airport will serve the city of Bareilly – located around 250 kilometers by road from New Delhi. When the airport is connected by the metro cities – subject to clearance of operations for A320 / B737 aircraft, the airport would act as a gateway to certain regions of Uttarakhand, like Haldwani which is the commercial gateway of the state. The city has military importance from the days of the British with the Indian Army having presence at Bareilly Cantt.