Pasighat in Arunachal connects to Kolkata by air via Guwahati
In a step towards enhancing air-connectivity to the Northeast, especially Arunachal Pradesh, the first commercial fixed winged flight from Pasighat to Kolkata via Guwhati has been started. This new flight was inaugurated today (Monday) by Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh by lighting a lamp at Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. He also gave away the boarding passes to the travellers of this maiden flight.
The flight is 1 hrs 10 minutes long and will be active three days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays).
Inaugurated the first commercial fixed wing flight service to Arunachal at Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport this morning by lighting of lamp. Also gave away the boarding passes of Alliance Air to passengers of maiden flight. @PMOIndia @BJP4India @MoCA_GoI @jayantsinha pic.twitter.com/D2YAU8QMfk— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP) May 21, 2018
Earlier, on 23rd April, 2018, a successful test flight on an ATR-42 (twin-turboprop, short-haul regional airliner) took place from Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport to Pasighat. The operator for the route is Alliance Air.
A landmark step by Modi Govt towards enhancing air connectivity. After decades, Arunachal Pradesh, our beloved land of the rising sun, all set for 1st Guwahati-Pasighat flight on 21st May. It will give wings to dreams and boost tourism. A very heart-warming development indeed! pic.twitter.com/HvxsVNYuaD— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) May 20, 2018
Photo: Pema Khandu | Twitter