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1st commercial flight of Arunachal Pradesh under UDAN scheme

Arunachal Pradesh hosted its first commercial flight under the Udan scheme of the Central Government.
  • Its first fixed-wing commercial aircraft was flagged off from Pasighat to Guwahati by Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
  • The Air India Ltd agreed to start ATR-42 services of Alliance Air to Pasighat from Gopinath Bordoloi airport at Guwahati, connecting the state with rest of the country.
  • The 42-seat Alliance Air ATR will fly between Guwahati and Pasighat thrice a week as of now.
  • Alliance Air, which is a subsidiary of Air India, Zoom Air and Turbo Jet are also set to commence services in the state as soon as the formalities are completed.
  • It would help in enhancing Arunachal Pradesh’s economic progress and tourism by ensuring better connectivity with the rest of India.
  • The air service will benefit as many as eight districts of eastern Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Pasighat is among the eight advanced landing grounds in the state.
  • The state government is also in the process of hiring 10-seater fixed wing aircraft under the Chief Minister’s Air Connectivity Scheme to ensure easier access to other locations.
1st commercial flight of Arunachal Pradesh under UDAN scheme 1st commercial flight of Arunachal Pradesh under UDAN scheme Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on May 22, 2018 Rating: 5

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