Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma flagged off the first flybig flight from Guwahati to Lilabari at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport on Thursday. Flybig airline services had announced on November 1 that it would start direct flights between Guwahati and Lilabari in northern Assam’s Lakhimpur district from November 4.
The airline will operate four times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at an all-inclusive low fare of Rs 999. Flybig chief executive officer (CEO) Sanjay Mandavia said about the fare and route details in a release. Flybig will further fly between Guwahati and Agartala twice a day every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The chief minister stated that it was a “significant move to bolster air connectivity in the region, this will give new wings,” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “vision of transforming Northeast as the new engine of growth”.
During the event, Arunachal Pradesh Minister Taki Tage was also present. Lilabari Airport in the North Lakhimpur district is the closest airport to the neighbouring state of Arunachal Pradesh.