Researching flights to Andaman? Learn more about the best flights, times between landings and more. Read this post before you book your flight to Andaman During a flight is one of the fastest ways to get there, and also the most preferred route chosen by tourists. There are good reasons for it too. Even though a flight may b steeper on the pocket it saves a lot of time and is relatively more comfortable. Most people come with a limited seven days leave work and often want to fit things into the schedule, and thus a flight turns out to be a good option.
Direct flights to Port Blair are available from Chennai and Kolkata. Connecting flights to these major metros are available from most other cities.
Chennai to Port Blair Fly: (MAA – IXZ flights) There are currently 63 flights a week from Chennai to Port Blair. Air India, Go Air, Jet Airways and Spice Jet all provide flights at different rates. The first flight leaves as early as 05:05 and the last flight at 12:05 duration flight is approx .. 2.5 hours
Kolkata to Port Blair (CCU – IXZ flights) There are 63 flights a week from Kolkata to Port Blair. All flights fly between 05:00-11:00. You can find flights with Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Air India, Go Air and Spice Jet on this route. The duration flight is approx .. 2.5 hours
New Delhi to Port Blair: There are hopping flights from New Delhi. The flight departs from New Delhi with a stopover at Kolkata before proceeding to Port Blair. Port Blair bound passengers are not required to disembark the flight to Kolkata. The flight goes back to New Delhi in the same flight from Port Blair.
Mumbai to Port Blair: There are hopping flights from Chennai.
Bengaluru to Port Blair: There are hopping flights from Chennai.
You can take anything between 2 and 24 hours to reach Port Blair depending on your current location and your stopover time. Most people end up taking the last flight from their city to reach Kolkata or Chennai late evening. This leaves them with a stopover time of 5-6 hours before they can catch the early morning flight to Port Blair
This night of travel ensures that you do not spend a whole day traveling, but instead reach Port Blair during the night!
The Port Blair airport: The official name of the airport is Vir Savarkar Airport. It is 2 km south of Port Blair and named after India’s famous freedom fighter who was housed in the infamous Kalapani Cellular Jail. The airport is a Navy / Coast Guard air base with civil enclave.
Touted 4.5 billion when the new terminal commissioned in March 2018 becomes operational, we should be able to see a better schedule for flights to the island city.
On 14 September 2015 a Spice Jet airliner was the first flight making a night landing in Port Blair
The. Indian Airlines began a weekly service from Kolkata to Port Blair via Rangoon in 1960. This was done using a 21-seater DC-3 Dakota. The flight took seven hours to complete!
Cost Andaman flights:
As always, there can be a huge variation in flight costs depending on your route and the season. High season (October to May) return flights booked three months in advance from Chennai to Port Blair can be as high as 20,000 per person. You can get the same ticket for half price during a non-peak season (the rainy season in India from June to September). The cheapest ticket you can come in the off season is Rs. 5000 per person one way. Add to it the cost of connecting flights too. It is always best to book your tickets as much time as possible. Always check the airlines website when the promotional schemes to save on costs. When you do, you also get in touch with a Andaman Holidays expert who can get you good deals on packages and accommodation.
The soon to be launched Tata Vistara will start flights from Delhi to Port Blair via Kolkata in September 2016. Indigo will soon start flights to Port Blair so keep looking at it.
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