The ambitious Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of the Centre has added another wing at Airports Authority of India’s Dibrugarh Airport in Assam.
Budget carrier Indigo on Monday started another flight under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN programme, in its schedule to Imphal, AAI said in a statement.
The Indigo flight number 6E 7948 is now connecting Kolkata and Imphal with Dibrugarh, daily.
This flight will take around 1 Hour and 15 Minutes to reach Imphal from Dibrugarh.
The inaugural ceremony was held in the presence of R. Awasthi, Airport Director (Dibrugarh Airport); Gautam, Assistant Commandant (CISF) and other Airport Officials of AAI and Indigo with few first passengers.
Airport Director R. Awasthi said that the increase in the number of flights along with connecting various destinations is making Dibrugarh Airport an aviation hub for travelers from around the country and the world.
The RCS- UDAN scheme has added wings to the existing travel experience especially for first time travelers.
Presently, there are a maximum of nine flights departing from Dibrugarh Airport, handling around 1200 Passengers every day, amid covid-19 related advisory, Awasthi said.
“And we are optimistic that once the restrictions are lifted, the Airport will reach its pre- Covid level air traffic growth enabling passenger more convenience in air travel,” he added.
Now Dibrugarh Airport is connected with four state capitals of Northeast–Guwahati, Agartala, Imphal and Dimapur.
The flights under the RCS- UDAN scheme has connected various remote areas of Northeast and helped boost travel and trade.
It has also reduced the travel time significantly and added convenience to passengers coming from Arunachal Pradesh and Assam with Manipur.
This is the third flight under RCS- UDAN scheme to start its operations from Dibrugarh Airport.
The first flight connected Dibrugarh with Dimapur (presently the flight is suspended), while the second flight connected Dibrugarh with Agartala which is presently operational on Monday Wednesday and Friday.
Upon its arrival, the inaugural flight was welcomed by a water cannon salute.