Direct air connectivity from northeast region to other parts of the country got a major push with three new destinations on Sunday.
They are Pakyong in Sikkim, Bhubaneswar in Odisha and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
Indigo’s flight (6E-726) arrived at 8.15am from Bhubaneswar and the return flight (6E-731) left for Bhubaneswar at 1.50pm, the statement said. The other Indigo flight (6E-953) departed for Varanasi at 8.45am and the return flight (6E-954) arrived here at 1.15pm, the AAI said.
People who earlier wanted to travel to Odisha had to go to Kolkata first, then take a connecting flight to Bhubaneswar. A lot of people go to Puri as well.
With these three new destinations, Guwahati is connected to 18 cities across country. There are 70 incoming and outgoing flights daily now.
Meanwhile, the winter flight schedules from LGBI airport started today and will continue till March.