Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia inaugurated a direct flight from Pune to Bangkok four days a week on Saturday.
The flight will operate between Pune-Bangkok-Pune on every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
SpiceJet’s Flight SG 81 will depart from Pune at 1845 hrs. and arrive in Bangkok at 0040 hrs and Flight SG 82 will depart from Bangkok at 1415 hrs. and arrive in Pune at 1710 hrs. The airline will be flying a Boeing 737 aircraft on this route.
In his address, Scindia said that this air connectivity between Pune and Bangkok will encourage bilateral trade and investment as well as exchange in education programmes between the two countries.
The minister said that the government is giving impetus to infrastructure development at the Pune airport. The new terminal of this airport will be completed by September next year and the new international cargo terminal is expected to be developed by December 2024.
Meanwhile, an integrated air cargo terminal for both international and domestic use will be developed by March 2023. A multi-level parking lot has already been developed and will open soon.