Air India launches a direct flight between Pune and Chandigarh

Air India is slated to connect Pune to Chandigarh for the first time with a direct flight from January 16, 2017. The new flight service is a move by the national carrier to promote regional connectivity.

The flight, AI 813 will take off from Chandigarh at 10:50 am and arrive in Pune at 1:20 pm. The return flight AI 814 from Pune will depart at 2:00 pm and land in Chandigarh at 4:30 pm on all days except Saturday and Sunday.

The non-stop flight will operate with an Airbus A-320 aircraft on the Pune-Chandigarh-Pune route. The new service will provide a much-needed connectivity between the two cities and help to promote industrial development. It would also give a fillip to tourism as passengers can avail of good connectivity to holiday destinations such as Kullu, Shimla and Manali in the north and Lonavala and Shirdi near Pune.