SHILLONG, Dec 17 - The Meghalaya Government has signed a contract with a private player, FlyBig, to operate a direct flight on the New Delhi-Shillong-New Delhi route from December 21.
The maiden flight will take off from New Delhi at 10 am and land at the Umroi Airport at 1.10 pm. The flight from Umroi will take off at 1.50 pm and land in New Delhi at 4 pm.
Meghalaya Transport Minister S Dhar will represent the State Government in the inaugural flight. The airline will initially operate the flight twice a week.
Officials said that due to COVID-19 restrictions, FlyBig will take some time to operate its own aircraft on the route. In the interim period, it is making arrangements to operate a Bombardier Q400 aircraft under the agreement.
The officials added that the contract with FlyBig, Big Charter Private Limited � which is India�s new scheduled commuter airline � was awarded for this route through a tender floated by the Meghalaya Transport Corporation at the beginning of the year.
Additional sectors and flights from Shillong are planned in the subsequent months, the officials stated.