Flybig launched its operations on the new route connecting Assam’s Guwahati with Arunachal Pradesh’s Tezu, air connectivity powered by the Regional Connectivity Scheme — UDAN — expanded further in the hilly north-eastern region.
Flybig started direct flight services from Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport to Tezu in eastern Arunachal Pradesh’s Lohit district. A water cannon salute was accorded to the first flight at the newly developed Tezu airport, where a new terminal building spread across an area measuring 4,200 sq mt, a runway and a new Air Traffic Control tower are being developed at a cost of Rs 140 crore.
India’s scheduled commuter airline Flybig operates flights to Indore, Bhopal, Raipur, Kolkata and five airports in northeast India — Guwahati, Rupsi, Dibrugrah, Pasighat and Agartala — along with the newly-added Tezu. It also offers charter services from Delhi to Shillong.