New flights will provide direct connectivity between Pasighat and Guwahati under Government of India’s Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN. A trial flight was conducted between Pasighat and Guwahati on 23rd May with scheduled flights beginning from Monday.
In the next stage, Pasighat will also be directly connected with Shillong while Tezu will get connected to Guwahati, making it convenient and quick to travel between these cities.
Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu said, “Government of India and state Government are tirelessly working towards improving transport and communications sector in Arunachal Pradesh under the guidance of Honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi ji. Today’s first commercial flight of flybig to Pasighat is also a result of this endeavour. With connectivity will come opportunities. Our people can take advantage of this and get connected to the world- be it for commerce, health or higher education. I convey my best wishes to flyBig team.”
Direct flights between Guwahati and Pasighat will start with a frequency of four flights per week. This has not only reduced the travel hours significantly between these two destinations but has also provided swifter travelling options to other regions like Rupsi in Assam and Kolkata in West Bengal.
Captain Srinivas Rao, CEO, flybig said, “This is a key part of our expansion plan in Northeast region. Our advance planning has made it possible to cater to the essential travel needs during the pandemic and start building our strategy towards a time when the pandemic will be behind us and people will once again start travelling freely. A pace of scenic beauty, Pasighat also works as a gateway to many places of historical and religious interest, thus making it an ideal travel destination. I am grateful to the Central government and the State Government of Arunachal for all the encouragement and support to us.”
Flybig aspires to partner with Central and State governments to build regional connectivity and also become the development platform for the regions in which it operates.