start a direct flight service between Pasighat in East Siang
district of Arunachal Pradesh, and Guwahati and Kolkata,
The newly-launched airlines operated a trial flight
with an ATR 72 aircraft on Sunday and it landed safely at the
Pasighat airport, FlyBig regional head Manima Baruah said.
"A trial flight operated by @flybigairlines landed
safely at Pasighat Airport. The scheduled civilian operations
will commence 24th May onwards. Direct flights under #UDAN
will significantly boost the economic opportunities in the
region," the Union Civil Aviation Ministry tweeted.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu said it was a significant
milestone in building air connectivity in the state.
Barua said the fare would be cheaper than other
airlines operating in the region.
"The fare between Pasighat and Guwahati is Rs 1,100,
while that between Pasighat and Kolkata will be 2,300," she
Alliance Air is operating flights three days a week --
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday -- in the Pasighat-Guwahati-
Kolkata route since May 2018. PTI UPL