Monday, November 22, 2021

First direct flight between Dimapur-Shillong takes off

Dimapur: The first direct flight connecting Nagaland commercial capital Dimapur and Meghalaya capital Shillong was flagged off by the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya M Scindia on November 22.

The flight, being operated by Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India Limited, will operate from Guwahati to Shillong and onwards to Dimapur and back.

The Airport Authority of India (AII) informed in a tweet that the inauguration was part an event to mark the launching of UDAN Scheme, the Government of India’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), which among others, is aimed at develop smaller regional airports to allow common citizens easier access to aviation services.

As per the flight booking information available on the Air India’s website, Dimapur and Shillong, as of now, will be connected 4 days a week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, both ways. 

From Dimapur, the departure is at 2:50 PM on each flight day to arrive at AAI’s Barapani (Shillong) Airport at 3:40 PM, exactly taking 50 minutes. 

Likewise, the flight from Shillong will depart at 1:30 PM to reach the AAI’s Dimapur Airport at 2:20. 

22/11/21 Morung Express

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