Newmai News Network
Aizawl | August 19
Mizoram, facing air-link problems since February, will get three additional airlines, most probably from September next, an official said on Monday.
Principal Consultant for Civil Aviation, Wing Commander, Joe Lalhmingliana said that three airlines - Go Air, Indigo and Alliance Air will start operation in different sectors connecting Mizoram.
He also said that that Go Air proposed to operate AIRBUS-320 daily service on Kolkata-Guwahati-Aizawl sector from September 23.
Lalhmingliana, who is now in Delhi, further informed that the other two airlines Indigo and Alliance Air are applying clearance from Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA).
“Once the two airlines obtained clearance from DGCA they will officially intimate to the Mizoram government about their schedules, timings and sectors,” he said.
Though it is not known when the two airlines will start operation, they are planning to start from October, he added. He further said that Indigo has proposed to operate AIRBUS-320 and Alliance Air will operate ATR 72, which can accommodate 74 passengers.
Mizoram has been facing air-link problems after Jet Airways withdrew operation from the state in February this year.
The state has existing air service on Aizawl-Kolkatta-Imphal sector, which is being operated by Air India.
In June, the state government had requested Indigo airlines to start operation on the Aizawl to Delhi and Aizawl to Guwahati sectors.
Chief Minister Zoramthanga had also sought additional flight services from Air India.