Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has flagged-off the much-awaited Thailand-based carrier Nok Air’s first Guwahati-Bangkok direct flight from the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI) Airport in the wee hours of September 22nd, 2019.
“Nok Air is a premium budget airline and the twice-a-week flight makes Bangkok, a global tourist location reachable in just three hours from Guwahati,” the Chief Minister said.
“The avenues through this flight are immense as we can easily tap into the popular tourism market and boost trade. With the launch of the Guwahati-Bangkok flight, we mark a new chapter in Guwahati’s bid to become the hub of South-East Asian connectivity. Modi ji’s relentless efforts and the visionary UDAN scheme have taken NorthEast to a new level in the field of connectivity,” Sonowal added.
It may be mentioned, the Government has taken a decision to bring 19 destinations in the Northeast including five cities in Assam under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN-2.
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