When the Pune Lohegaon international airport reopens on October 30, a total of 55-60 flights are expected to be operational. Night services will not restart until the first week of December.
Fare hikes are determined by demand and supply and are not necessary during the festive season. If demand for specific destinations increases at Lohegaon Airport, flying fares may rise.
The airport’s footfall is expected to increase throughout the winter season,’ said an airline official on request of anonymity. Until November 1st, the majority of airline websites may not show any fare increases.
Sanjay Paranjape, who booked an Indigo flight from Pune-Delhi for November 1, said “The round trip cost around Rs11,000 which is a normal rate Since the past few years I have not seen major fare hike during the festive season”.
“The preparation is on track and the airport will start its day operations from October 30 The resurfacing work is going on in full swing and night operations will remain shut,” said an official from the Lohrgaon airport.
After 2008, this is the first time the airport has been closed for 14 days
‘In 2008, we welcomed passengers with roses on day one, which was greatly appreciated by all,’ said Dhairyashil Vandekar, who was the station manager at the time for Air India in Pune. ‘Nothing has been planned,’ the airport official added. In 2008, the scenario was entirely different. Before preparing for any event at the airport, we must adhere to Covid regulations.
Sandhya Gurav, who is planning to book an AirAsia flight, said ‘No hike has been observed in ticket rates for Chennai for the November 10 flight.” ‘Airport authorities should have made some facilities for night flights It’s been a long time. We have to travel to Mumbai as night travelling suits business trips,” said Manisha Kudale, a businesswoman from Pune
According to an AirAsia India official. “From Pune, we have a wide network with flights to Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, and Delhi. Ranchi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kochi, Guwahati, Goa, Hyderabad, Bagdogra, Chennai, Srinagar, and Visakhapatnam.
As we continue to expand our network, we are continually looking for ways to improve connection and keep our fares low. We constantly monitor and adjust fares in real time, taking into consideration route and market demand.”