Aizawl: A year after Jet Airways withdrew operations from the state in February last year, Mizoram is all set to have direct air link with Delhi once again, a senior official said on Wednesday.
Principal consultant for civil aviation, Wing Commander J Lalhmingliana, said that Mumbai-based low-cost airline GoAir would operate Airbus 320 aircraft between Aizawl and Delhi commencing from March 29.
He said that the flight service on the Aizawl-Delhi route will be operated on a daily basis.
According to officials, the airlines has fixed fare at a cheaper rate of Rs 3,476 (from Delhi to Aizawl) and Rs 4,000 (from Lengpui to Aizawl). He said that the flight will depart from Delhi at 10.50 in the morning and land at Lengpui at 1.30 in the afternoon.
The departure from Lengpui airport is scheduled at 2 pm and arrival at Indira Gandhi International airport is 6.15 pm.
GoAir launched its operation from Aizawl on October 15 last year with chief minister Zoramthanga flagging off the Airbus 320 operated by the private airline from Lengpui airport. The airlines also started operations on the Aizawl-Guwahati-Kolkata sector from October 27.
Chief minister Zoramthanga on Saturday also flagged off IndiGo flight of Aizawl-Guwahati- Agartala sector from the state’s lone Lengpui airport. The ATR aircraft operated by IndiGo took off from Lengpui airport at 12:30 pm
Mizoram is IndiGo’s sixth destination in the Northeast. The flight service between Aizawl and Agartala is the first for the route in history, according to officials.
Civil aviation wing officials said that IndiGo will also launch flight service on the Delhi-Aizawl sector in near future. They said that the airline has fixed fare for Guwahati to Aizawl at Rs 2,248, Aizawl to Guwahti at Rs 3,632 and Agartala to Aizawl at Rs 1,251.