In a bid to improve connectivity under the UDAN scheme, the budget airline IndiGo on February 29th, 2020 launched daily direct flights on the Agartala-Aizawl-Guwahati route. Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga flagged-off the 78-seater Agartala bound IndiGo flight in Aizawl.
Under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme, several airlines like the Air India, IndiGo, Air Asia, GoAir and other airliners are operating their flights among the Northeastern states. In coming days, IndiGo is likely to introduce airbus-320 on the Aizawl-Delhi route.
At present, the Air India and Go Air are operating their flights from Lengpui Airport in Aizawl connecting Guwahati and Kolkata.
In Agartala, Tripura Transport and Tourism Minister Pranajit Singh Roy flagged-off the IndiGo flight from Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport.
Airport Authority of India Regional Executive Director Sanjeev Jindal and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion. Officials said that there are plans to operate flights from Agartala-Shillong route and starting new air services at Dibrugarh and Tezpur in Assam.
UDAN is a regional airport development and Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of Government of India, with the objective of “letting the common citizen of the country fly”, aimed at making air travel affordable and widespread, to boost inclusive national economic development, job growth and air transport infrastructure development of all regions and states of India.
Photo credit: Mizoram Tourism