IndiGo to fly 4x weekly between Bareilly & Mumbai, 3x weekly between BEK & BLR from April end.
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As a Lucknowite its such a great feeling to see 6E propagating its services to other corners of my state.Its a great news for me and the residents of my home state (UP) BEK becomes the 6th Destination for 6E in my state after LKO(6E's UP base),Prayagraj,Agra,Varanasi and Gorakhpur which makes UP the only Indian state with the largest number of daily Narrowbody operating airports.
I have seen indiGo become the largest airline of my state since quite a few years from now when I began seeing their 7 or 8 aircrafts being parked overnight and their crew and pilots residing in my city.It has become the most preferred airline of my city not only because it offers great prices but most importantly it offers great connectivity and to most of the destinations across India and I don't see others airlines giving any competition to 6E in LKO or UP as whole for at least another 10 years.
I think my nekghbouring town Kanpur could be next destination for 6E but at the moment SG is the only player that's operating out of KNU besides,the airport is a military operated civil enclave and they are still constructing a good size civil terminal so that will take some time.
Overall I'm relieved that not only people from across the state will have the convenience of getting direct flights to other cities from their villages and towns and they won't have to spend extra to come to my city just to take a flight for DEL,BOM etc.