Flybig Airlines is all set to start direct flight service from Guwahati and Dibrugarh in Assam to Agartala in Tripura from June 25 as part of the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme.

An officials of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, Agartala told Northeast Now: “Flybig Airlines will start its flight operations on June 25 , 2021 between Guwahati-Agartala, Agartala-Dibrugarh (RCS route), Dibrugarh- Agartala (RCS route) and Agartala-Guwahati.”

“The flights will be operated three days a week on these sectors (Monday, Wednesday and Friday),” the official said.

This announcement comes at a time when the second wave of COVID19 has affected the aviation industry badly.

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Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, Agartala. Image credit – Northeast Now
Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, Agartala. Image credit – Northeast Now

It is expected that the flight service will be a moral booster for other airlines to expand their restricted operations.

This will also improve connectivity between Agartala and other northeastern states.

The Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) under UDAAN will provide flight fares lower than the normal routes.

Ticket sales for the said sectors have begun online and passengers can start availing the opportunities provided under RCS routes.

(Story filed by Abhijit Nath)

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