Guwahati connected with Itanagar by Flybig under UDAN scheme

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Guwahati connected with Itanagar by Flybig under UDAN scheme

Guwahati: India’s newest scheduled passenger airline Flybig on Sunday launched a flight connecting Itanagar to Guwahati directly.

Uday Desh Ka Aam Nagarak (UDAN) is a regional airport development program of the Government of India. The UDAN scheme emphasizes connectivity between remote towns and major cities at affordable rates for the “common citizen” (ordinary citizen).
Flybig Airlines aims to bring connectivity to remote areas, which it claims are “destinations that were previously inaccessible by air.”

On Twitter, Flybig Airlines announced that their flight S9-207 was inaugurated by Dharmendra (Chief Secretary, Government of Arunachal Pradesh), Sachin Rana (Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare District, Itanagar) and Satish Golcha (Director General of Police, Itanagar).
According to media reports, Airports Authority of India staff were present on the occasion. It may be noted that daily morning direct flight from Itanagar to Guwahati will operate every day except Wednesday. Sources said the inaugural fare of the flight was Rs 1,111.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu praised the launch and said, “We are grateful to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for fulfilling the dream of the people of Arunachal Pradesh to get air connectivity after 75 years of India’s independence. We thank Flybig for providing the third and most important connection in Arunachal Pradesh.

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