With the growing rush of international and domestic tourists to the resort town of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh,Kingfisher Airlines has started a second flight between Delhi and Dharamsala.This will be a daily flight,airline officials said.
â€œThe new flight IT 4355 will be an ATR aircraft and will leave Delhi at 3 P.M. and arrive at the Kangra airport at 4:25 P.M. The flight began operating on Sunday,â€said Prakash Mirpuri,Vice president Corporate Communications,Kingfisher Airlines.
â€œThe return flight IT 4356 will depart Kangra at 4 :55 P.M. and land in Delhi at 6 : 25 P.M. â€ he said.
Dharamsala is known the world over as the seat of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama who attracts visitors from the Buddhist and the western world.
The scenic Kangra valley is popular with Hindu pilgrim tourists who visit the valley’s temples in large numbers.
But the tourism industry and regular fliers on this route have been demanding reduction of fares on this route on the lines of neighbouring Jammu & Kashmir
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