Indigo will start operating its flight between Kolkata and Umroi Airport, which is 30 km from Shillong, the state capital of Meghalaya, on Saturday.
A government release said that the trial run of Indigo flight from Kolkata will land at Umroi Airport on Saturday at 4 pm.
The airport will be under strict security surveillance on the occasion.
At present, works to expand the Umroi Airport are going on to facilitate landing of bigger aircrafts.
Informing about the air service from Umroi Airport in Shillong to Kolkata, Indigo on its official Twitter handle recently stated that it would be “introducing a daily, non-stop flight between Shillong and Kolkata”.
It also announced to start the flight service from July 20, 2019.
Indigo had tweeted: “Sneaking out from this scorching heat to the ‘Scotland of the East’ – Shillong is now just a click away. Book now.”
As per the promo of the Indigo airlines, the price of Indigo flight ticket from Shillong (Umroi Airport) to Kolkata is Rs 2,899.
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) July 10, 2019
Recently, after inspecting the works at Umroi Airport in Ri-Bhoi district, Meghalaya transport minister Sniawbhalang Dhar had also announced that Indigo airlines would introduce the flight service from July 20, 2019.
Dhar had informed that another aircraft would be also operated later from Umroi to Raipur via Kolkata.
Regarding the possible expansion of the Umroi airport, minister Dhar had expressed doubt whether the airport could be expanded or not as a huge amount of fund is required to upgrade the airport for landing of big aircraft.
Umroi airport has not been fully functional till date, and only small aircrafts are being operated.
Minister Dhar said that as per a report, it is not feasible to upgrade the airport because of some obstacles and discussion is on about building a new airport that requires less expenditure.