Budget carrier IndiGo on Saturday launched daily direct flights on the Agartala-Aizawl-Guwahati route.
The IndiGo launched the flight service under the Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme.
Under the UDAN scheme, the Air India, IndiGo, Air Asia, GoAir and other airliners are operating their flights among the Northeastern states and other major cities in India.
In Aizawl, Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga flagged-off the 78-seater Agartala bound IndiGo flight.
An IndiGo official said the airlines would introduce airbus-320 on the Aizawl-Delhi route in near future.
Currently, the Air India and Go Air are operating their flights from Aizawl’s Lengpui airport connecting Kolkata and Guwahati.
In Agartala, Tripura transport and tourism minister Pranajit Singh Roy in presence of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) regional executive director (NER) Sanjeev Jindal flagged-off the IndiGo flight.
Minister Roy said with this new flight, from now onwards daily 19 flights of various airliners including Air India would be operated from the Maharaja Bir Bikram airport in Agartala connecting Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Aizawl and other cities in India.
Jindal said there are plan to operate flights from Agartala Shillong route.
He said that air connectivities are being upgraded under the UDAN scheme, announced by the government earlier.
“UDAN is under the regional connectivity scheme that aims at regional airport development with the objective of ‘let the common citizens of the country fly’ by making air travel affordable and widespread, to boost inclusive national economic development,” Jindal said.