A flight of the private airliner Flybig started the direct flight services from Guwahati to Pasighat under the RCS-UDAN scheme.

Private airliner Flybig on Monday started flight operations between Guwahati and Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.

Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials said that a flight of the private airliner Flybig started the direct flight services from Guwahati to Pasighat under the RCS-UDAN scheme of the central government.

A water cannon salute was accorded to the flight at Pasighat.

This is the second flight service to Pasighat from Guwahati after Alliance Air had started direct flight services between Guwahati-Pasighat in 2018, an RCS-UDAN route.

Commercial operations of flights from the newly developed Rupsi Airport in western Assam began earlier this month under the RCS-UDAN scheme.

AAI officials said that the Rupsi airport would cater to the needs of air travellers from four western Assam districts and the neighbouring states of Meghalaya, West Bengal and parts of Bhutan as well.

The AAI is also developing the Hollongi airport in Arunachal Pradesh, boosting air connectivity in the mountainous areas.

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