Jaipur: To give a boost to tourism, Rajasthan's civil aviation department signed an air services operation agreement to various cities in the state with Supreme Air Lines here on Thursday, an official statement said.
Rajasthan's Director of Civil Aviation Kesari Singh and Supreme Transport Organisation Pvt Ltd President and CEO Ammeet K Agarwal signed agreement in the presence of Principal Secretary, General Administration Department and Civil Aviation, Pawan Kumar Goyal, said a state government statement.
It said that in the first phase, flights would be launched from Jaipur to Jodhpur and Udaipur from as early as next week. For both these flights, minimum airfare has been fixed at Rs 3,499 per passenger.
"Afterwards flights would be operated from other cities as well," a Civil Aviation Department official said.
As per the pact, Supreme Air Lines would operate intra-state flights for six days in a week with a 9-seater Sesana Caravan-C 208B plane.
Several locations of world-class tourism, religious, historical and heritage importance would be benefitted out of these air services.
Every year, 12 to 14 lakh foreign tourists and over 2 crore domestic tourists visit Rajasthan, which is famous for its heritage, culture, forts and palaces.
The travel industry hopes that this air services would help in giving a fillip to tourist arrivals. "Poor air connectivity was hampering between cities was affecting tourism arrivals. Now with these services being launched, tourists would certainly come in more numbers and stay more in the state," said travel agent Karan Singh.