Flybig, a new airline company, operated the Spicejet aircraft that touched down at Umroi Airport in Shillong from Delhi. It is a regional airline based in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

The airline operated a 75-seater Bombardier Q400 for the service, which is currently a weekly flight and would double its frequency by January 4, 2021.

The service carried a few of Flybig’s officials and passengers including Meghalaya’s Transport Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar. The flight returned to the national capital with six passengers on board.

“It is a historic day since the aspiration of the people for a direct flight to the national capital has become a reality. If the potential is good, we will push them to go for daily flights,” says Dhar.