Flybig will begin direct flights between Agartala in Tripura, and Dibrugarh in Assam from June 25, under the government’s regional connectivity scheme – UDAN. Agartala – Dibrugarh – Agartala flights will operate with a frequency of four flights per week.

The Indian low-cost carrier is strengthening its network across northeast India and has connected three states in 50 days. The airline started its journey from Guwahati to Rupsi, Pasighat, and Kolkata in May this year.

The direct service between Agartala and Dibrugarh will enhance connectivity between the two states, reducing the travel hours significantly. A distance of 750 km by road that takes up approximately 12 hours can be conveniently covered in 1.5 hours by air.

Additionally, Flybig is also starting its direct flight on Agartala – Guwahati route with a morning departure from Guwahati and a return flight from Agartala in the evening.

Gaurav Rathore, chief commercial officer, Flybig said:

“We have already started the operations in eight out of 16 routes awarded to us in the northeast region, connecting three states in a notably short time. This is a moment of pride for us as we have managed to provide essential travel to people in these challenging times and continue to do so responsibly with the unlock in progression.

“Agartala is one of the largest cities in the region which is being developed under the Smart Cities Mission scheme. Dibrugarh, on other hand, is an industrial centre in Assam with the highest tea production in India. Air connectivity between the states will stimulate development, enhance tourism potential, provide better opportunities to the youth and contribute towards shaping the economy.

“We are grateful to the State Governments of Assam and Tripura for their support and guidance in carrying out the operations successfully.”