Expanding its northeast connectivity, Flybig, India’s latest low-cost carrier has announced direct flights between Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, and Guwahati, Assam.

These new flights will provide direct connectivity between the two regions under the Government of India’s Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN.

There will be four flights per week, and fares for Guwahati start from ₹1,199. Passengers can make the bookings directly through the airline’s website, online travel agencies, and regional travel partners.

Captain Srinivas Rao, CEO, Flybig said:

“This is a key part of our expansion plan in the northeast region. Our advance planning has made it possible to cater to the essential travel needs during the pandemic and start building our strategy towards a time when the pandemic will be behind us and people will once again start travelling freely.

“A pace of scenic beauty, Pasighat also works as a gateway to many places of historical and religious interest, thus making it an ideal travel destination. I am grateful to the central government and the state Government of Arunachal for all the encouragement and support to us.”

Commenting on the news, Pema Khandu, chief minister, Arunachal Pradesh said:

“Government of India and state government are tirelessly working towards improving transport and communications sector in Arunachal Pradesh under the guidance of PM Narendra Modi.

“The first commercial flight of Flybig to Pasighat is also a result of this endeavour. With connectivity will come opportunities. Our people can take advantage of this and get connected to the world- be it for commerce, health, or higher education. I convey my best wishes to Flybig team.”