Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Regional Connectivity Scheme adds another wing at Dibrugarh Airport in Assam

The Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) has added another wing at the Airports Authority of India’s Dibrugarh Airport in Assam.

Domestic carrier Indigo started another flight under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN programme of the Government of India, in its schedule to Imphal. The Indigo flight number 6E 7948 is now connecting Kolkata and Imphal with Dibrugarh, daily.

R. Awasthi, Airport Director said that the increase in the number of flights along with connecting various destinations is making Dibrugarh Airport an aviation hub for travelers from around the country and the world. The RCS- UDAN scheme has added wings to the existing travel experience, especially for first-time travelers. Presently, there is a maximum of nine flights departing from Dibrugarh Airport, handling around 1200 passengers every day, amid Covid-19 related advisory. And we are optimistic that once the restrictions are lifted, the airport will reach its pre-Covid level air traffic growth enabling passengers more convenience in air travel, he added.

Now Dibrugarh Airport is connected with four state capitals of North Eastern India namely, Guwahati, Agartala, Imphal and Dimapur.

12/07/21 Bikash Singh/Economic Times

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