In a major boost to air connectivity in Meghalaya, Alliance Air likely to resume operations from Shillong Airport on October 18.
The Airlines is likely to connect to the three airports of the region. Presently Indigo and FlyBig are operating from this airport.
The airline announced that it will flag off its flight operations in the route KolkataAizawl via Guwahati, and onwards to Shillong on 18 October.
In a bid to further improve aerial connectivity; the Mumbai-based regional airline will operate on the Kolkata-Guwahati–Aizawl-Shillong route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The direct flights will be available from Aizawl to Guwahati and Shillong on the same date.
Alliance Air announced that it will deploy its luxurious 70 seater ATR 72 600 aircraft to connect these cities.
The flight will operate four days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The ticket bookings will be opened from October 11.
Explaining the flight schedule, the airline in its statement said Flight 9I 755 will depart from Kolkata at 07:50hrs and arrive in Guwahati at 09:20hrs. It will then depart from Guwahati at 09:50hrs and arrive in Aizawl at 10:45hrs.
It will depart from Aizawl at 11:15hrs and arrive in Shillong at 12:15hrs.
The return flight will depart from Shillong at 12:45 hrs and arrive in Aizawl at 13:45 hrs. It will depart from Aizawl at 14:10 hrs and arrive in Guwahati at 15:20 hrs. The flight will depart from Guwahati at 15:55 hrs and arrive in Kolkata at 17:25 hrs.
It may be mentioned that Alliance Air was operating ATR 72 from Kolkata to Umroi but the operations are marred by frequent flight cancellations. Gradually the airlines stopped their operation here.