Indigo operated its maiden flight from Darbhanga, Bihar on July 5, 2021.
The flight took off in presence of Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Member of Parliament and Member Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture and Civil Aviation and Shri Sanjay Jha, Minister, Water resources and information and public relations (Govt. of Bihar).
The low-cost carrier has launched flights connecting Darbhanga with Kolkata and Hyderabad.
Darbhanga is one of the largest metropolises in Bihar, and also one of the fastest-growing cities of India owing to the increasing opportunities in manufacturing and trade across the state. Therefore, the new flight connections are expected to enhance business opportunities in the city and nearby areas.
Sanjay Kumar, chief strategy and revenue officer, Indigo said:
“We are pleased to expand our regional presence and begin operations from cultural land of Darbhanga, Bihar. It is in line with our commitment to augment the domestic connectivity within the country, to enable increased access and mobility. These new flights from Darbhanga to Kolkata and Hyderabad will enhance connectivity between the three states and promote trade and commerce in the region.
“Indigo is committed to provide wider networks with an affordable, on-time, safe, and hassle-free travel experience onboard our lean clean flying machine”.
Meanwhile, travellers entering Darbhanga from Delhi-NCR, Maharashtra, Kerala, or Punjab need to carry a negative RT-PCR test report and have to undergo a mandatory 10-day home quarantine.