Imphal, Sep 26 (UNI): Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday inaugurated Flybig Flight from Imphal to Guwahat via Tezu at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport.
Speaking on the occasion, Singh said, under UDAN Scheme many flights have been launched which have improved connectivity within the north eastern states. It will be a daily flight except Monday. The flight will directly fly to Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh and then to Guwahati. He said such flights will strengthen the ties between the people of the region and improve tourism sector.
Flybig’s maiden flight from Tezu to Imphal’s Bir Tikendrajit International Airport was welcomed with a water cannon salute The flybig CMD, Sanjay Mandavia, said, “In the coming days, we will plan to connect Imphal to Silchar and Kolkata with direct connections.”
Rajesh Sinha, Airport Director of Imphal, said, “We welcome flybig wholeheartedly to Imphal, while assuring our support in its endeavour to connect Imphal with the rest of the nation through air connectivity. Together with flybig, AAI Imphal is committed towards propelling the Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN in the Northeast.”