Good news, holidayers! The mountains just came closer to Lucknow, with a direct flight starting between Lucknow and Pantnagar from June 2022. The flight will take you to Pantnagar in 1 hour 10 minutes only. The road trip from Pantnagar to Nainital is only 2 hours.
Indigo Airlines has announced a non-stop flight starting from June 2nd, 2022. Flight 6E 7322 will depart from Lucknow Airport at 11.00 am and arrive in Pantnagar at 12.10 pm. Flight 6E 7323 from Pantnagar will fly passengers to Lucknow at 12.40 pm and land in Lucknow at 13.50 pm. The flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.
From Pantnagar airport, one can take a taxi to Nainital, and reach the hill station in two hours. This means that instead of an overnight train journey to Kathgodam or a more than 8-9 hour long road trip to Nainital, vacationers from Lucknow will now be able to reach their favourite hill station in almost three hours!
The timing of launching the flight is perfect since summer vacations are on in the city and people are looking to escape to cooler climes!