Alliance Air to start direct 50 minute-long flights connecting Guwahati, Imphal and Dimapur from December 7th, 2019. The airline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, will begin operations under a Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), part of the government’s Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) programme.
The flights between Imphal and Dimapur will operate thrice in a week, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted, “This will enhance aviation connectivity to prominent cities of North East Region.”
Singh added, “Instead of the nearly seven hour bus ride between Guwahati & Dimapur, people can now fly between the cities in just 50 minutes. It will also provide swift connectivity with Imphal for the first time.”
As per a report by The Indian Express, Flight 9I 741 will depart from Guwahati at 8 am and reach Dimapur at 8.55 am and then depart for Imphal for 9.20 and arrive there at 10.10 am.
Flight 9I 742 will depart from Imphal at 10.35 am, arrive in Dimapur at 11.25 am, depart for Guwahati at 11.50 am and reach at 12.45 pm.
The price of a one-way ticket from Dimapur to Imphal or vice versa will cost Rs 1,811.
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