IndiGo airlines began new flight services from Shillong to Silchar.
The news has been confirmed by the Silchar Airport authority.
The IndiGo ATR flight (No. 6E 7957/7943) started its operation on Monday (March 29, 2021) from Shillong to Silchar and back.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and SilcharAirport extended all the required support for the smooth operation of the flight.
While sharing a few images of the new flight standing at Silchar Airport, the airport authority tweeted: “@IndiGo6E introduces new @ATRaircraft Flight no. 6E 7957/7943 from #Shillong to #Silchar & back from 29.03.2021. #AAI #SilcharAirport extended all necessary support for smooth operation of the flight,” Silchar Airport tweeted.
With this, the flight routes that have been operationalised under the UDAN scheme increased to 345, the Union civil aviation ministry said.
The Union civil aviation ministry tweeted: “In yet another milestone for India @ 75, @IndiGo6E
commences flight operations from Shillong to Silchar under #UDAN. This takes the total number of operationalised UDAN routes to 345. Many more to go!”
UDAN scheme intends to boost inclusive national economic growth, employment opportunities and air transport infrastructure development across the nation while aiming to make air travel affordable and widespread with special attention to Northeast region and hilly regions, the ministry said.
“We’re pleased to be a part of this wonderful initiative and we aim to connect people to every part of our country. Look forward to spreading our wings with each passing day!?” IndiGo tweeted.
#NewFlight @IndiGo6E introduces new @ATRaircraft, Flight no. 6E 7957/7943 from #Shillong to #Silchar & back from 29.03.2021.#AAI #SilcharAirport extended all necessary support for smooth operation of the flight. #FlyHigh@SangmaConrad @AAI_Official @aaishillong @aaikolairport pic.twitter.com/Yv6P327liR
— Silchar Airport (@AAIIXSAirport) March 29, 2021
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma in a tweet has thanked Union aviation minister Hardeep S Puri for the new flight service and connecting the Northeast under the UDAN scheme.
“Bright news on #Holi2021 with @IndiGo6E flight commencing its operations from #Shillong to #Silchar. Thank Hon’ble Union Minister of @MoCA_GoI, Sh. @HardeepSPuri Ji for connecting North East closer through the #UDAN Scheme,” Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tweeted.
Bright news on #Holi2021 with @IndiGo6E flight commencing its operations from #Shillong to #Silchar. Thank Hon’ble Union Minister of @MoCA_GoI, Sh. @HardeepSPuri Ji for connecting North East closer through the #UDAN Scheme.@sarbanandsonwal @aaishillong @AAIIXSAirport pic.twitter.com/3KPlFdHLRp
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) March 29, 2021