An Air India flight.

Air India on Sunday resumed its air services to Kolkata-Guwahati-Lilabari route after a gap of two months.

The air services to Lilabari near North Lakhimpur town remained suspended following the ban on air travel by the Indian government due to the imposition of nationwide lockdown from March 24 due to COVID19 pandemic.

On Sunday, an ATR aircraft of Air India’s Kshetriya (regional) service touched down at Lilabari airport coming from Kolkata via Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport in Guwahati.

Passengers were screened as per COVID19 protocols and their swabs taken for tests.

Air service to Lilabari Airport in Lakhimpur district by Air India was restricted on the Kolkata-Lilabari route only, but there was irregular air service to the airport even before suspension of the operation due to COVID19.

Earlier, the much-hyped air service to Lilabari from Kolkata and Guwahati too was suspended in June last year following an operation for just a few months under the UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of Government of India.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com