Nashik: Seaplane service operator Mehair will launch its first flight service between Nashik and Pune on Monday after it had to suspend its earlier launch due to inclement weather.
The company had scheduled its earlier launch on June 15. However, it was postponed "owning to heavy rains coupled with very strong winds in Mumbai on June 14, which resulted in moisture ingress into the aircraft," the company had said.
"That was a one off incident. We are confident of operating the service seamlessly. This service will prove to be a boon to the people travelling between Nashik and Pune as the current road journey of 6?7 hrs will be reduced to a mere 50 mins of comfortable flying," Mehair Co-Founder and Director Siddharth Verma said.
The first nine seater Cessna 208B plane service will take off at 9.45 AM and will reach Pune airport in 50 minutes and one time air-tariff is Rs 5,999 while the return journey fares are fixed at Rs 8,999 till July 31.
Initially Nashik-Pune air service will be operated from Monday to Thursday twice in a day.
The company is planning to start "joy rides" during Friday to Sunday, for Nashikites on minimum air fares.
From August 1, the company will increase the fares to Rs 6,499 for one way and Rs 9,499 for return trip.