Introduction of chartered flights by GoAir from Bengaluru to Port Blair optimizes time for travellers from January 2016 onwards. The first flight took off from Bengaluru on January 20 before midnight, and landed at Port Blair airport at 01:50 hrs. The air carrier has decided to operate three night flights in this sector in January, five night flights in February and six night flights in March. This takes care of the heavy traffic of tourists that want to visit the cluster of serene islands off Port Blair, in the Andaman Sea. All flights will arrive at Port Blair from Bengaluru at 1.50 am and depart for Bengaluru from Port Blair VSI Airport at 2.20 am. When the summer schedule rolls out in end of March, GoAir will also start operating its first ever daily direct flights to Port Blair from Bengaluru in the day. The Andaman Islands are popular for their pristine beaches, snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities in the magical corals off the shores. A number of travellers visit here in the winters to get sun, sand and an insight into the most farflung part of India.