Alliance Air, Air India’s subsidiary, will serve flights from Bhopal to tier II cities including Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Pune (Maharashtra) and Hyderabad (Telangana).
The operations are a part of the connect India scheme that aims to provide better connectivity to tier II cities.
“These flights will also provide traffic to Air India for its international and other network from these cities. The air connectivity would depend on the potential of that particular market,” says an airline official.
Alliance Air operates a 70-seater turbo-prop aircraft. Currently, it operates from Kolkata to the north east, Bengaluru to Kochi (Tamil Nadu) and from Mumbai to cities in Maharashtra and Gujarat.