Government making efforts to connect remote destinations, boost tourism: Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu

Pema Khandu said Pasighat & Tezu is two such destinations currently approved with more to be added in future”

Pema Khandu, chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, on Tuesday, stated that the state government was making efforts to boost tourism by connecting remote destinations with fixed wing air travel.

“Fixed wing air travel to boost tourism in Arunachal,” Pema Khandu tweeted, adding, “Sat down today with officials from @flybigairlines to discuss on connecting remote tourist destinations with fixed wing air service.”

Pema Khandu said that Pasighat and Tezu are two such destinations which have been approved for the fixed wing air travel in the state.

“Pasighat & Tezu is two such destinations currently approved with more to be added in future,” he said.

Direct flight service between Guwahati and Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh by FlyBig airlines began on May 24 as part of the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme. The direct flight service links Pasighat, Guwahati and Kolkata.

FlyBig is operating flights between Guwahati and Pasighat four days a week to reduce the travelling time between these two destinations and also provide swifter travelling options to other places such as Rupsi in Assam and Kolkata in West Bengal.

FlyBig had forayed into the Northeast region with its first flight from Guwahati to Rupsi in Dhubri district of Assam in the second week of May.

Pertinently, FlyBig is India’s newest scheduled commuter airline which connects destinations that were earlier not accessible by air.

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