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Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to launch Dibrugarh-Pasighat flight today

In a bid to boost air connectivity in the Northeast, Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, will inaugurate the first flight from Dibrugarh to Pasighat today under the scheme “Providing

In a bid to boost air connectivity in the Northeast, Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, will inaugurate the first flight from Dibrugarh to Pasighat today under the scheme “Providing air connectivity and aviation infrastructure in North Eastern Region”.

This will be the First flight of Made in India HAL Dornier Do-228 from Dibrugarh in Assam to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh. Moreover Alliance Air will be India’s first commercial airline to fly Indian made aircraft for civil operations. Scindia will also inaugurate the First Flying Training Organisation for North Eastern Region at Lilabari.

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The Ministry said that to enhance the connectivity, new airports are getting developed and old airports are getting upgraded. Considering the hilly terrain, helicopter operations under the UDAN scheme have been given the focus on connectivity.

The 17-seater non-pressurized Dornier 228 with an AC cabin capable of day and night operations will facilitate regional connectivity in northeastern states. On April 7, these two light transport aircraft were handed over to Alliance Air.

Besides the Civil Aviation Minister, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, will be present at the inauguration ceremony.

First Published: 12th April, 2022 12:27 IST

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