Guwahati, June 30, 2019:
The Government of Assam has intimated that the maiden flight on the Guwahati to Dhaka route will commence on July 1, 2019 at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati at 10 am.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will attend the ceremony as Chief Guest, which will held in the presence of Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister for Transport, Industries and Commerce; Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Minister for Education; Bhabesh Kalita, Minister for Irrigation (Ind); and Ramendra Narayan Kalita, the MLA of Guwahati West Asssembly Constituency.
A bus will be stationed at the Guwahati Press Club, Ambari on July 1 and will leave for the airport at 8:30 am.
It may be mentioned that SpiceJet will launch a Guwahati-Dhaka flight from July 1 under the International Air Connectivity Scheme (IACS).
This is the first flight under the IACS scheme, also referred to as International Udan. The promotional price for a one-way trip between Guwahati and Dhaka will cost Rs 3,355.
SpiceJet was selected in January to operate flights to Dhaka and Bangkok under the Assam government’s initiative to boost international connectivity.
The state government is providing an annual viability gap funding of Rs 11 crore for the two routes.
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