Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday inaugurated Flybig Flight from Imphal to Guwahat via Tezu at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport.
Speaking on the occasion, Biren Singh said, under UDAN Scheme many flights have been launched which have improved connectivity within the north eastern states. It will be a daily flight except Monday. The flight will directly fly to Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh and then to Guwahati.
He said such flights will strengthen the ties between the people of the region and improve tourism sector.
Flybig’s maiden flight from Tezu to Imphal’s Bir Tikendrajit International Airport was welcomed with a water cannon salute The flybig CMD, Sanjay Mandavia, said, “In the coming days, we will plan to connect Imphal to Silchar and Kolkata with direct connections.”
Rajesh Sinha, Airport Director of Imphal, said, “We welcome flybig wholeheartedly to Imphal, while assuring our support in its endeavour to connect Imphal with the rest of the nation through air connectivity. Together with flybig, AAI Imphal is committed towards propelling the Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN in the Northeast.”
Khashim Vashum Minister Transport, K Govindas Minister Works were also present on the occasion.
The flybig started its operations in May 2021 with state-of-art ATR 72-500 & ATR 72-600 Aircraft which is one of the safest and reliable Aircraft for regional connectivity with comfortable cabin space.
The flybig operates 18 daily flights. flybig is the only airline in India having Guwahati as its main hub, where it is connecting Guwahati to eight destinations which include Tezu, Pasighat, Rupsi, Agartala, Dibrugarh Kolkata, Patna and Imphal.