Aviation

Air India reduces number of flights to Leh

LEH

The air connectivity to the Ladakh region has been badly affected since the start of December as airlines have reduced the number of flights to the region.

One of the three airlines flying to Leh from Delhi — Jet Airways — has withdrawn its operation since the first week of December, while Air India has reduced its flights from seven to three per week, reports The Tribune.

Only GoAir is operating a daily flight on the Delhi-Leh sector.

With no other mode of transport for people of Ladakh to travel from Leh to other parts of the country, the demand for air tickets has increased, resulting in a steep rise in the airfares.

People who have to travel to Ladakh book their tickets in advance from Delhi to Leh.
Sources said the tickets in all airlines flying to Leh from Delhi had been booked in advance for January. As a result, people who have to make emergency trips are facing hardships to get their tickets confirmed.

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