Guwahati: flybig, a scheduled commuter airline, has expanded its fleet with the addition of an ATR72-600. With this addition, the flybig has increased its operational capacity in the North East, allowing it to operate 7 days a week in Arunachal, Assam and Tripura.
It has been operating its flights 4 days a week, covering 8 cities including the Metropolitan city of Kolkata. The airline has become very popular among frequent flyers in the Northeast by making air travel convenient at affordable rates.
The ATR72-600 took off on its ferry flight from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad to Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport on Saturday.
In addition to this, for the first time, the airline has tied up a GSA arrangement with an Online Travel Agent Platform (OTA). flybig also announced its collaboration with EaseMyTrip in January 2022.
Recently it entered into an agreement with IRCTC under ‘DEKHO APNA DESH’ facilitating the travellers to book air tickets from the IRCTC portal.
flybig was started under the ambit of UDAN Initiative. Now, the new airline has been awarded “Champions of UDAN.” by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in Nov 2021.
The arrival of a new plane ATR 72-600 in flybig fleet will enhance our flight connectivity in the North Eastern States of India, said flybig CMD, Capt. Sanjay Mandavia, who further said that North-Eastern states have immense tourism potential.
He also informed that flybig currently operates in three states in NorthEast- Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura covering 7 cities Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Lilabari, Rupsi, Pasighat, Tezu and Agartala.
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