GUWAHATI, Sept 20 - In a bid to boost air connectivity on regional routes, SpiceJet today announced the launch of three new direct flights from Guwahati connecting Pakyong in Gangtok, Patna and Hyderabad.
While daily nonstop flight services on the Guwahati-Patna-Guwahati route and Guwahati-Hyderabad-Guwahati route will commence on October 10, daily direct connectivity on the Guwahati-Pakyong-Guwahati route will be effective from October 16.
The announcement for the new flights was made in the presence of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at a programme held at Janata Bhawan today.
On the occasion, Debojo Maharshi, Chief Marketing Officer of SpiceJet, handed over the first ticket and boarding pass to the Chief Minister marking the formal announcement for the launch of the new flight service.
Appreciating SpiceJet�s initiative, Sonowal termed the development as a golden opportunity for the State. He said the newly flights would not only boost trade, education and health, but would also facilitate higher footfall of tourists from other states to Assam.
Chief Minister�s Media Advisor Hrishikesh Goswami, Chief Minister�s Legal Advisor Santanu Bharali and Commissioner & Secretary (Transport) Ashutosh Agnihotri were also present on the occasion.