Flights to Andaman: Read this before you book

Researching flights to Andaman? Get details on the best flights, timings stopovers and more. Read this post before you book your flight to Andaman

Reach Andaman Islands

 

Taking 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. Though a flight can b steeper on the pocket it saves a lot of time and is comparatively more comfortable. Most people come with a limited 7 day work leave and often want to fit things into schedule and hence a flight proves to be a good option.

Direct flights

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 Flights: (MAA – IXZ flights) There are currently 63 flights every week from Chennai to Port Blair. Air India, Go Air, Jet Airways and Spice Jet all provide flights at various rates. The first flight leaves as early as 5:05AM and the last flight at 12:05 PM The flight duration is approx. 2.5 hours

Kolkata to Port Blair: (CCU – IXZ flights) There are 63 flights every week from Kolkata to Port Blair. All flights fly between 5AM – 11AM. You’ll find flights operated by Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Air India, Go Air and Spice Jet on this route.  The flight duration is approx. 2.5 hours

New Delhi to Port Blair: There are hopping flights available 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 at Kolkata. The flight goes back to New Delhi in the same route from Port Blair.

Mumbai to Port Blair: There are hopping flights available from Chennai.

Bengaluru to Port Blair: There are hopping flights available from Chennai.

Flight Duration:

You may take anywhere between 2 and 24 hours to reach Port Blair depending on your current location and your stop over time.  Most people end up taking the last flight off their city to reach Kolkata or Chennai late night. This leaves them with a stop over time of 5-6 hours before they can catch the earliest morning flight to Port Blair

This night travel ensures that you don’t spend an entire day traveling but instead reach Port Blair over night!

The Port Blair Airport: The official name of the airport is Veer Savarkar International Airport. It is situated 2km 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 at 4.5 billion, once the new terminal commissioned for March 2018 becomes operational, we should be able to see a better schedule of flights to the island city.

On 14 Sep 2015, a Spice Jet airliner became the first flight to make a night landing in Port Blair

The. Indian Airlines began a weekly service from Calcutta to Port Blair via Rangoon in 1960. This was done using a 21-seater DC-3 Dakota.  The flight took seven hours to complete!

Andaman Flight costs:

As always, there can be a huge variation in flight costs depending on your route and the season. Peak season (Oct – May) round trips booked three months in advance from Chennai to Port Blair can be as high as 20000 per person. You can get the same ticket at half the price during a non-peak season (rainy season in India from June – Sep). The cheapest ticket one can get 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 in advance as possible. Always check the airlines website once for promotional schemes to save on costs. Once you do, also get in touch with an Andaman Holidays expert who can get you excellent deals on packages and stays.

The soon to be launched Tata Vistara will be starting flights from Delhi to Port Blair via Kolkata in September 2016. Indigo too will soon be starting flights to Port Blair so do keep a lookout on it.

If you are looking for someone who can take the worry off your hands, then connect with an Andaman Holidays expert today.

 

Connect with an Andaman Holidays expert today who can not only customize your package but extend an array of customized services, special offers and discounts.

 

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