NORTH LAKHIMPUR, May 31 - National carrier Air-India today resumed its air services on the Kolkata-Guwahati-Lilabari route after a gap of two months.
Air services to Lilabari near North Lakhimpur remained suspended following the ban on air travel by the Central Government due to the imposition of nationwide lockdown from March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, an ATR aircraft of Air-India�s Kshetriya (regional) service touched down at Lilabari airport from Kolkata via LGBI Airport at Borjhar in Guwahati. The passengers were screened in conformity with strict COVID-19 protocol with swab-taking for testing and sanitization.
It may be recalled that air-service to this airport by Air-India was restricted to the Kolkata-Lilabari route only, that too with irregularity, before suspension of operation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, the much-hyped air service to Lilabari from Kolkata and Guwahati too was suspended in June last year following a few months� operation under the UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of the Government of India.