Buy one ticket, get at least another free this Diwali.
Bangalore-based private tour operator DTDS Travel and Tour Planner Limited — which already runs a Calcutta-Jamshedpur service twice every weekday in alliance with Spirit Air — is bringing you this ticket bonanza on its new Calcutta-Bokaro-Jamshedpur route from November 2 to 13.
The too-good-to-be-true offer, however, comes with a rider: you have to have residential proof of either of the two Jharkhand steel cities or at least coal town Dhanbad, which has a highway link from Bokaro airport.
DTDS sales manager in Calcutta Shyamal Chakraborty said the nine-seater Cessna Caravan was being pressed into service from Friday. “While passengers bound for Jamshedpur will get one ticket free for every ticket they buy during this festive period, the offer for those bound for Bokaro is buy one, get two free,” he added.
According to plans, Jamshedpur and Bokaro will be connected by a biweekly (Mondays and Fridays) 30-minute flight.
On Wednesdays, there will be another hour-long flight between Calcutta and Bokaro without any connection to Jamshedpur.
The Bokaro-bound flights after landing at SAIL Airport will allow Dhanbad residents to avail a cab service of DTDS at nominal cost. It will take nearly 30 minutes to reach Dhanbad from Bokaro, a distance of 45km, via NH-2.
The one-way fare between Jamshedpur and Bokaro is Rs 3,500, while from Bokaro to Calcutta a one-way ticket costs Rs 4,300.
Suresh Sonthalia, vice-president Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said he was already excited over the new flight route from Friday and the Diwali offer had come as an added attraction.
“Many executives visit Bokaro and Dhanbad from Jamshedpur, which takes three hours by bus. Though flying will be a lot more expensive, one can always avail this great festive offer,” he added.