Sunday, December 08, 2019

Alliance Air begins flight service in Guwahati-Dimapur-Imphal route under UDAN scheme

Dimapur: Nagaland Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation, Paiwang Konyak today flagged off Alliance Air’s maiden flight from Dimapur Airport.
For the first flight from Dimapur to Imphal, 36 passengers boarded the flight from Dimapur while 27 passengers were on board from Guwahati.
Alliance Air, subsidiary of Air India, will directly connect Dimapur with Imphal and Guwahati and vice versa with the 70-seater ATR 72 aircraft.
The operation is under the 'Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik' (UDAN) or Regional Connectivity Scheme of the Government of India.
According to a DIPR report, Paiwang expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for his “vision of letting the common citizen of the country fly, aimed at making air travel affordable and for reaching even a far flung place like Nagaland under UDAN.”
The first flight under UDAN scheme was operated by Alliance Air in the Shimla to Delhi sector on April 27, 2017 and was flagged of by Prime Minister Modi, the report quoted him as saying.
Further noting that Nagaland had only 2 flight connectivity with other parts of India, he maintained that it was a “lucky day” for the state with the arrival of Alliance Air, it said.
As of now, the flight operation would be thrice a week. On the request of Minister Paiwang, the Alliance Air CEO assured that it would be upgraded to daily flight services very shortly, the report added.
08/12/19 Morung Express
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