flybig starts Itanagar-Guwahati flights
Under the UDAN initiative, flybig, has become the latest airline to start operating from Donyi Polo airport, Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh (AP) to Hollongi. Chief Secretary of AP Dharmendra launched the first flight from Hollongi (Itanagar) to Guwahati in a small ceremony. The Chief Secretary also handed over the first boarding pass to a passenger.
flybig has connected Itanagar to Guwahati with a direct daily morning flight (except Wednesday) on its ATR aircraft with an inaugural fare of INR 1,111. The lybig will also provide onward connections to the other three destinations on its network. Itanagar is the 10th destination on flybig network; while the third destination in AP alone. Flybig also flies six days a week to Tezu and seven days to Pasighat from Guwahati.
Welcoming flybig’s initiative to provide air connectivity to Itanagar to the rest of the nation, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu said, “We are grateful to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji for fulfilling the dream of Arunachal Pradesh people to get air connectivity after 75 years of India’s Independence. We express gratitude to flybig for providing the third and the most crucial connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh.”
In a brief address, Dharmendra welcomed flybig and expressed delight with the association and stated that it is a significant step in the civil aviation journey of the State. He hoped that more airlines shall join the journey and contribute to realise the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) vision of the Prime Minister of India.
Saanjay Mandavia, Chief Managing Director, flybig, in this thanksgiving concluding remark said, “We are honoured to commence our operations from Itanagar under Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s flagship UDAN scheme. We are extremely thankful to the entire state Government of Arunachal Pradesh for its support and guidance.” He also thanked Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia for his guidance and support.