LUCKNOW will join the club of select few cities of the country to have direct air connectivity to South East Asia from December 3, 2015 when Tiger Airways of Singapore will begin direct flight operations between Lucknow and Singapore.
|Lucknow moves on|
The first flight awaits a grand welcome in Lucknow. It is an 180-seat Airbus 320 aircraft from Singapore. It would be given a 'water salute'—water fired at a great height from two sides at the landing aircraft- a practice that has been following for quite some time.
Internationally, the UP state capital has direct air connectivity to Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Oman.
Aviation experts feel that a flight to and
from Singapore marks the beginning of Lucknow becoming an important air destination for various airlines. Direct connectivity to Bangkok (Thailand) and Colombo (Sri Lanka), are also being planned.
Earlier, Nepal-based airlines Buddha Air had toyed with the idea of providing direct connectivity between Lucknow and Kathmandu, but the experiment failed within two months for shortage of flyers.
Operators want the airlines to link Lucknow with other tourist destinations, including European nations. Oman Airways is already planning an increase in the number of flights from Lucknow to Muscat and further up to London.
Passengers can book tickets on NC Airways.