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Assam government enters into MoU with Flybig to initiate intra-state flight services, ET TravelWorld

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In a bid to promote intra-state air connectivity, Assam government on Saturday signed a MoU with Big Charter Private Limited (Flybig) to facilitate air services in the non-Udaan sector. Flybig will operate flights between Guwahati-Dibrugarh-Guwahati and Guwahati-Silchar-Guwahati routes on a daily basis, an official of the company said.

Assam Tourism Development Corporation managing director Kumar Padma Pani Bora and Flybig director Sanjay Natavarlal Mandavia signed the agreement in the presence of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

According to the terms of the MoU, the flight operations will be started in line with the Centre’s Udan scheme with the state government operating the flights under viability gap funding.

Assam sees over 700% growth in foreign tourists, more than 500% increase in domestic tourists number

The northeastern state also witnessed more than 500 per cent growth in domestic tourist number in 2022 in comparison to 2021. The Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) recently organised a B2B roadshow in Mumbai to promote the state as a film tourism friendly state. In State’s New Tourism Policy, special focus has been given on EoDB and facilitating single window clearance for Film Tourism.

Speaking at the programme Sarma said the number of daily flight services will be enhanced and will add a new dimension to intra-state air connectivity. The services will give assured connectivity and price as it has been decided to keep a tab on the pricing with the maximum price fixed at INR 4000. The new services will add a new momentum to Mohanbari airport at Dibrugarh and Kumbhirgram airport at Silchar, he said. The state government is also studying the feasibility to replicate the same services in Jorhat, Tezpur and other towns in the state, Sarma said.

The chief minister said the intra-state flight services are a part of the budget proposal of the state government, he added.

  • Published On Mar 25, 2023 at 07:00 PM IST

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