In an effort to promote tourism at Kullu, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, along with Union Health Minister J P Nadda, inaugurated a flight service between Chandigarh and Kullu – a popular hill-station in Himachal Pradesh yesterday. Flights will begin as a part of the carrier’s summer schedule, March 27 onwards.

The flight will be operated by Air India’s subsidiary Alliance Air which will operate its 72-seater ATR72 aircraft for the 45-minute flight between Kullu and Chandigarh. The driving distance between the two is usually around seven hours. The flight will take off at 8:35am from Kullu-Manali airport at Bhuntar and will arrive in Chandigarh airport at 9:10am. From Chandigarh, it will take off at 9:50am and will arrive at Kullu-Manali airport at 10:35am. The flight will operate seven days a week.