HUBBALLI: Indigo will launch a daily nonstop flight between Hubballi and Mangaluru, starting March 29.
The 6E 7312 ATR flight will take off from the Hubballi airport at 5.15 pm and land at the Mangaluru airport at 6.25 pm. In the return direction, the 6E 7313 ATR flight will depart from Mangaluru at 6.45 pm and reach Hubballi an hour and 10 minutes later.
This will be Indigo’s third non-UDAN route from Hubballi, the other two being Bengaluru and Mumbai (the latter also begins on March 29), and eighth overall.
While the Mangaluru flight is being enthusiastically welcomed by citizens, there’s a spoiler alert. A single one-way ticket costs almost Rs. 7,000.
This is in sharp contrast to Indigo’s flights to Bengaluru and Mumbai that are priced at just about Rs. 2,000. Some people are, however, optimistic about a sharp reduction in the fare once Indigo officially announces the flight in the days to come. Until then, we’ll keep our fingers crossed.