GUWAHATI: Meghalaya plans to get direct air connectivity with Delhi soon. The Meghalaya government has been pressing the Ministry of Civil Aviation for obtaining the air operators permit.
On Thursday, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma met the officials of Flybig, India’s newest regional airline and transport department and discussed the final plans to operationalise flights between Umroi airport in Shillong and Delhi.
“Discussed the final plans to operationalise flights from Shillong to Delhi with officials from FlyBig & Transport Dept. Efforts are on to obtain the Air Operators Permit from @MoCA_GoI at the earliest. Looking forward to launching the Delhi-Shillong flight soon,” Conrad Sangma tweeted.
Previously, Sangma said that the Shillong-Delhi flight was likely to start in November.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) said the new regional airline ‘FlyBig’ will commence its operations in the Northeast after mid-November and initially would fly on three routes.
It said that the flights would operate initially in some three routes of Guwahati-Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh), Guwahati-Tezu (Arunachal Pradesh)-Imphal and Tezpur (Assam)-Lengpui (Mizoram).