Wednesday, November 22, 2017

92 new flight routes in Northeast under Udaan-2: Jayant Sinha

To provide a major boost to air connectivity in the Northeast, 92 new routes will be opened in the region in the second round of the government's 'Udaan' scheme, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said here.
Sinha also announced a direct bi-weekly Air India flight from Delhi to Imphal from January next year, which he said would be made a daily service when the demand picks up.
No-frills private airlines Indigo will soon start services from Guwahati to Silchar and Aizwal, he said yesterday.
He also announced that Spicejet will be procuring seaplanes that could seat 9-10 passengers and land on smaller airstrips.

"The carrier is buying a large number of these seaplanes and is looking to operate in the Northeast, connecting smaller airstrips. These planes will accommodate about 9-10 people. This will also improve connectivity in the Northeast," Sinha said.
He was speaking at the inaugural session of the 'North East Development Summit', a two-day event organised by India Foundation, a think tank with links to the BJP, and the Government of Manipur.
22/11/17 PTI/Economic Times