Tuesday, January 07, 2020

AAI to boost NE inter-state air links

Guwahati: Airports Authority of India (AAI) will focus on improving inter-state air connectivity in the Northeast besides starting international flights from more airports in the region.
Speaking to the media here on Monday, AAI regional executive director, Sanjeev Jindal, said the aviation sector in the Northeast had grown well in 2019 with the launch of more flights from Guwahati to other airports in the region.
“The emphasis this year would be more on improving inter-state air connectivity in the region while also enhancing global connectivity with more airports in the Northeast. The year 2020 will also witness more aviation growth with world-class facilities. We plan to inaugurate at least two to three developed airports in the region this year,” Jindal said.
“Greenfield (new project) airports are being developed at Holongi (Arunachal) and Silchar (Assam). Almost all the airports in Northeast region are being upgraded for which about Rs 457 crore is being spent during the current financial year. This will mainly focus developing airport related infrastructure and enhancing passenger amenities,” he said.
Listing out AAI’s immediate plans, he said world-class integrated terminal buildings were coming up in Guwahati and Agartala.
07/01/20 Shillong Times
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