UDAN Flights Will Be Operated From Guwahati To Some More Countries

GUWAHATI’s GOPINATH Bordoloi International Airport which has been connected with Dhaka and some other nation’s capitals, is proposed to be linked with more international airports. Reporting this The Assam Tribune says the flights will be operated under PM Narendra Modi’s UDAN scheme to enable common people fly at an affordable cost.GOI on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 invited second round of bids from airline operators for flight operations from Guwahati to four international cities under the UDAN scheme. The AAI document states that for the Guwahati-Yangon and Guwahati-Hanoi routes, the Assam government has agreed to provide subsidy up to INR 4,831 per passenger and INR 4,545 per passenger respectively to promote tourism plus trade and commerce. The objective of the UDAN scheme is to expand air connectivity by taking measures such as reduced airport charges besides making air travel affordable. In a ‘notice inviting proposal’, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) says that on behalf of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Assam government, it is inviting “interested bidders for submission of e-proposals for the International Air Connectivity (IAC) routes” between Guwahati and four cities of Yangon, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu.PTI  says  the AAI nine months ago conducted the first round of bidding under the UDAN international scheme for operation of international routes connecting Guwahati with Dhaka, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, Kathmandu, Singapore, and Bangkok. The bids were received from airline operators on only two routes, Guwahati-Bangkok and Guwahati-Dhaka, and these routes were subsequently awarded. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, it may be recalled, is the biggest and busiest international Airport in the North- eastern India. It is the hub for the most of the domestic flights to the entire NE region. Taxis and buses are available near the airport for proceeding to anywhere of the 8 NE states.(pick courtesy to Swarajya)

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