It seems , a reality now that Darbhanga is going to be connected , by flight services from cities like Delhi and other metros.The chartered flight operator DTDS in association with Spirit airways is now all set to start the commercial flight services from June 8.
Update Sep 10 , 2016 : The latest update in this regard is the consensus between Indian Airforce and Bihar Government about development of airport to start commercial flight services from Darbhanga.
As the company reports , preparation of the runway and security checks have been successfully conducted.The company is also starting similar services from Purnia,Gaya,Bhagalpur and Patna.The flights will take off at 1PM from Darbhanga.The flights from Delhi to Darbhanga will arrive at 1:30PM.
Current Status : flight Service remains discontinued.Read -> News
Update 2016 :Flight Service is now Suspended
Flights to Delhi via Kolkata
The Arial distance between Darbhanga to Delhi is about 905 km , the flights however will operate via Patna-Kolkata-Delhi aerial route.This will take around 6 hours to complete the whole journey to Delhi.However , you have the option to get-down at Patna airport and catch a regular flight towards your destination.The flight from Darbhanga to Patna is expected to take 30 minutes while journey by flight from Patna to Kolkata will take you around 1 hour.The flights journey between Kolkata to New Delhi will be around 2 hours.
Cost of Journey
The cost of the journey by DTDC-Spirit airways from Darbhanga to Delhi will be Rs 10,632.The flight fare will be lesser if the advance booking period is longer.So if you buy an advance ticket for your journey in July , it would cost you around Rs 7000.The company is also offering pick up and drop facility from your home to the airport and from the airport to your home on the other end at the rate of Rs 4.5 /km.The pickup and drop facility will be available for the passenger to places like Muzaffarpur,Madhubani,Samastipur and Shiv-har , who will get down at the Darbhanga airport.
Last year the flight service was started for a limited period and then closed down.There was also speculations about the flight operator planning to re-start Darbhanga-Delhi flight services again from June 6 , 2016 , however, until date there seems to be no progress.
About the Airport of Darbhanga
Spread out in around 200 acres , Darbhanga airport is the first private aviation airport in India.It also happens to be the third biggest runway airport in Bihar.The airport was used as private airport by the Maharaja of Darbhanga.Started in 1950 as King Kameshwar Singh Private Indian airlines , the king had a fleet of three personal aircrafts.
More details about the flights and schedules can be obtained from the DTDC customer care at 080-25350-296 /0-990-1050-087 between 7 AM to 10PM.
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Online Ticket Booking Website –http://dtds.in/