Budget carrier SpiceJet will start first ever Guwahati-Dhaka flights from Monday. To enhance connectivity between states and select international destinations, Guwahati-Dhaka flights would be launched at LGBI Airport in Guwahati at 10 am on Monday.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal will attend the launch function as chief guest, in the presence of transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, education minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya, irrigation minister Bhabesh Kalita and West Guwahati MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita.
The flight from Guwahati to the Bangladesh capital would be the first to fly under the UDAN International scheme, which seeks to enhance air connectivity between Indian states and selected international destinations with the help of government subsidies, said an official of the airlines.
SpiceJet currently operates 43 daily flights connecting 22 cities in India.
Tripura’s BJP-led government has been demanding flights between Agartala and Dhaka and other cities in Bangladesh.