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Arunachal : FlyBig to connect Itanagar with Guwhati from Jan 15

First Published: 10th January, 2023 9:35 IST

FlyBig, India's newest friendly regional airline, provides connectivity to destinations that were hitherto not accessible by air

FlyBig Airlines, based in Indore, will begin service between Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, and Guwahati, in Northeast India, on January 15.

Arunachal Pradesh’s chief minister, Pema Khandu, announced this over Twitter on Thursday, December 29.
Taking to Twitter, CM Khandu wrote, ” Delighted to meet Shri Ratan Ambhore, head of ground operations, @flybigairlines, that is going to start Itanagar-Guwahati flight service from Jan 15, 2023 by deploying 70-seater ATR 72-500 aircraft, at #DonyiPolo airport. My best wishes to the airlines.”

Chief Minister Pema Khandu also assessed the facilities and reviewed the progress at the new airport.
In conjunction with the UDAN initiative, flybig, India’s newest friendly regional airline, provides connectivity to destinations that were hitherto not accessible by air.

Flybig will be connecting Itanagar to Guwahati with a direct daily morning flight (except Wednesday) on its ATR aircraft at an inaugural fare of Rs 1,111.

Itanagar’s iconic Donyi Polo Airport is a robust aviation asset, providing seamless connectivity to Arunachal Pradesh.

On November 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Donyi Polo Airport. The airport, which cost Rs 646 crore to build, can accommodate 300 passengers during peak hours and can handle B-737 and A-320 type aircraft.The airport is equipped with an ILS (instrument landing system) and CAT-I approach lighting system for all weather operations.

The new airport, spanning an area of 4,100 square meters, will be Arunachal Pradesh’s first airport with a runway of 2,300 metres, suitable for the landing and takeoff of the Boeing 747, one of the largest passenger aircraft.

The airport is part of the Center’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)—UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik)—program, launched in October, 2016 to stimulate regional air connectivity and make air travel affordable for the masses.

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