Kolkata: Air India on Wednesday said it will withdraw its operations on the Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi route from June 17 due to operational reasons.
The national air carrier was the sole airlines operating a flight from the newly built Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in Durgapur (Andal) of West Bengal's Burdwan since December. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee flew on its first trial flight from Durgapur to Delhi on December 7.
"Air India will withdraw its operations on the Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi and return sector from June 17 due to operational reasons," said an airline spokesman.
With Air India stopping its flight, there will be no scheduled flights to and from the airport from Friday.
The spokesman said the passengers who booked tickets may either cancel and get the full refund or opt to fly Delhi from Kolkata with the same ticket.
The official declined to give the details of the operational reasons for which it suspended its operation.
The airport at Andal has been developed by the Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL).