Air connectivity in NE expands further. Air connectivity in Assam’s Guwahati and Dibrugarh has been further enhanced. With the launch of a private airline, Flybig, on new routes connecting the states of Assam and Dibrugarh on Friday, according to officials. The Regional Connectivity Scheme-Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (RCS-UDAN) is a government-sponsored initiative to improve air connectivity in the northeastern region.
Officials from the Airport Authority of India (AAI) announced on Friday. That a flight operated by the private airliner Flybig began direct flight services between Agartala and Guwahati and Agartala and Dibrugarh on Saturday.
The first aircraft took off from the Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport. Located 20 kilometers north of the state capital of Agartala, amid the sound of water cannons.
According to an AAI spokesman, the Flybig flight would run three days a week starting in April (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). On these roads and highways
“The new flight operations on the new routes began at a time. When the second wave of Covid-19 was having a negative effect on the aviation sector. And it would serve as a morale booster for other airlines looking to expand their operations. The improved connection between Agartala and other northeastern states would also benefit from this “According to the official,
He stated that the RCS scheme under UDAAN would result in flight fares that were lower than those on the normal routes.
The Flybig airline began operations on the Guwahati-Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh) routes earlier this month as part of the RCS-UDAN scheme. Which was launched by the Union Civil Aviation Ministry in October 2016. So, with the goal of increasing regional air connectivity and making air travel more affordable for the general public in India.
The northeastern area has 15 airports. Including those at Guwahati, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tezpur, Lilalabari, and Rupsi (all in Arunachal Pradesh). Tezu and Pasighat (both in Arunachal Pradesh). Agartala (Tripura). Dimapur (Nagaland), Lengpui (Mizoram), and Pakyong (all in Myanmar) (Sikkim).
In addition, the AAI is constructing the Hollongi airport in Arunachal Pradesh. Which would improve aviation connectivity in the hilly regions of the state.