DIMAPUR, April 15 (IANS): India's northeastern state of Nagaland, bordering Myanmar, was on Wednesday connected with New Delhi through a daily IndiGo flight via Kolkata.
Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang inaugurated the flight at Dimapur Airport in presence of legislator Imtiwapang and IndiGo President Aditya Ghosh.
Ghosh said: "In its ninth year of operations these new IndiGo flights to Dimapur are a reflection of airline company's commitment to grow the northeast connectivity. IndiGo is proud to announce Dimapur as its 33rd domestic and 38th overall destination."
He said that the IndiGo would connect daily flights from Dimapur to Kolkata and Dimapur to New Delhi via Kolkata. "These flights are planned to cater to business and leisure travelers who are constantly on the lookout for new and affordable flying options."
"These new services would further consolidate IndiGo's position as the fastest growing low cost airline in India, with its 623 daily flights connecting 38 destinations across the network," he added.
While addressing the inaugural session of 64th plenary meeting of North Eastern Council (NEC) in New Delhi last week, Minister for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh said a daily return flight from Kolkata to Silchar (in southern Assam) was also resumed from March 20.