Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that air travel is not a matter of luxury, it is a powerful and effective means of saving time and increasing efficiency. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream is that even an ordinary person wearing slippers should have access to air travel.
In order to enable people of all classes to use air services easily, air connectivity and affordable air services in cities are constantly being expanded. Enhanced air services in Madhya Pradesh will promote tourism sector and help us move ahead towards building an Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh. He was speaking during inauguration of Fly Big’s direct flight service between Bhopal and Ahmedabad in a function held at Raja Bhoj Airport on Friday.
He expressed hope that Fly Big company will operate more flights in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh is a paradise for tourists. There is enough scope for religious tourism as well as wild life and historical tourism. The availability of flights from various cities also paves the way for attracting investment.
He formally launched the air service after lighting the lamp. He also unveiled the first air ticket. He assured the company that they would get full support from the State’s Aviation Department and the Airport Authority of India in the plans to start new air services. Captain Sanjay Mandalia of Fly Big informed that Fly Big will provide air services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Bhopal to Ahmedabad. Till now only one airline service was available to passengers on this sector. This will help in increasing trade and tourism connectivity of the two states. Company also plans to start flights from Bhopal, Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Satna and other districts of Madhya Pradesh. Apart from this, there is also the idea of connecting Raipur and Bilaspur cities of Chhattisgarh.