Guwahati Airport To Be Directly Connected To Seven Countries



What is expected to provide northeast India a big leap in connectivity, the Union ministry of civil aviation has cleared an international air connectivity scheme, which will connect Guwahati airport with seven countries. Under this scheme, flights will operate from Guwahati to Singapore, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia and Vietnam. The government will provide viability gap funding of operations of Rs 100 crore for three years. Additional chief secretary to idustries and commerce department of Assam, Ravi Capoor told ET, “Airport Authority of India on behalf of the ministry of civil aviation and government of Assam, has invited bids for selection of airlines under the International air connectivity scheme (IACS) Udan.”


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