Monday, March 02, 2020

IndiGo launches daily direct flights to connect Northeastern states under UDAN

Under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme, other passenger air carriers Air India, Air Asia, SpiceJet and GoAir are operating flights connecting the northeastern states and other major cities in India. To cover more of the North East, budget airline IndiGo launches direct flights on the Agartala-Aizawl-Guwahati route under the UDAN scheme with fares beginning at Rs 1,620.

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga flagged-off the 78-seater Agartala bound IndiGo flight at Aizawl. According to airline sources, Indigo will introduce airbus-320 on the Aizawl-Delhi route in the near future. As of now, Air India and Go Air are operating their flights from Aizawl's Lengpui airport connecting Kolkata and Guwahati.
Currently, IndiGo operates flights to and from five Northeastern states namely Assam (Guwahati), Nagaland (Dimapur), Manipur (Imphal), Tripura (Agartala), and Meghalaya (Shillong). The new routes will be serviced by ATR aircraft, IndiGo said earlier.

Tripura Transport and Tourism Minister Pranajit Singh Roy in presence of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) Regional Executive Director (NER) and other dignitaries flagged off the IndiGo flight in Agartala.
On the occasion, Pranajit Singh Roy said that now onwards daily 19 flights of various airliners including Air India would be operated from the Agartala's Maharaja Bir Bikram airport connecting Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Aizawl and other cities in India.
02/03/20 Savita V Jayaram/IBTimes
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