Dibrugarh, 12th April: India-made aircraft, by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Do-228 is, for the first time in the country, launched commercial operations in NER from today.
The launch of the routes was done by the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia at Mohanbari Airport in Dibrugarh today.
Regular flight operations are slated to start on 18th April 2022 with Dibrugarh- Pasighat- Lilabari- Dibrugarh route to be operational immediately. It will be further expanded to connect Tezu, Mechuka, Ziro, and Tuting in the Arunachal Pradesh with Dibrugarh Airport acting as the hub station. The aircraft will be based and parked at Dibrugarh Airport which is being operated by Alliance Air under the UDAN-NER scheme of the Government of India.
Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of Law & Justice, Sanjeev Kumar, IAS, Chairman AAI, Rajiv Bansal IAS, Secretary, MoCA, Usha Padhe IAS, Jt Secretary, MoCA, Ajay Yadav IAS PS to Minister were also present on the occasion.