Rajasthan plans air taxi service
May 26, 2014
Published on May 26, 2014
State government to use two small aircraft to connect major tourist destinations.
Rajasthan's government is planning to launch a new air taxi service to boost tourism, it has been revealed.
Kishan Singh Verma, Rajasthan's director of civil aviation told PTI recently that the service will initially operate using two state-owned aircraft, linking popular destinations including Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Ranthambore, Chittorgarh, Bikaner and Udaipur.
"The proposal has been given approval by the chief minister and we are almost ready to operate our two state planes for the air taxi services," Verma told PTI.
"The idea is to boost tourism prospects as well as making a unique facility available in the state. The service would also generate revenue for the government. We are hopeful that it will receive a good response," he added.
The aircraft being used for the service are a five-seat King Air C90 A and seven-seat King Air B 200. These new aircraft are expected to increase accessibility and reduce travelling times between some of the state’s most prized attractions.