Morung Express News
Dimapur | August 14
Hornbill Air Connect Pvt. Ltd (HACL), which aspires to operate flights from Nagaland, was inaugurated in Dimapur on August 13. The office was set up after 4 years of struggle, said Mhonjan Humtsoe, Operations Head of HACL.
Humtsoe said that the company was floated after realising the urgent need for a Nagaland-based flights operator. With limited air connectivity, travellers from and to Nagaland rely heavily on road transport and the railways, which often get disrupted by ‘bandhs’.
To run flights, the approval of the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is a mandatory requisite. In this regard, it was informed that the main focus would be on availing ‘Non Scheduled Operators Permit’ from the DGCA. It further appealed the government of Nagaland for aid.
While the fledging yet ambitious company lobbies for air operator permit, it will render other flight-related services.
If HACL’s aim is realised, Nagaland will get direct air connectivity with other states in the north-east and beyond and even inter-district air connectivity.