7 May,2021*13:06 IST* 2 MIN READ
Commercial operations in Rupsi airport, northeast India’s 15th airport and Assam’s 7th, would start from Saturday, officials said on Thursday.
An Airport Authority of India (AAI) official said that a trial flight was conducted on the Guwahati-Rupsi-Guwahati route by private Flybig airlines on Wednesday.
“The trial run was completed timely and safely with extended support from the state government and agencies concerned. The flight is scheduled to operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Booking for this route has been opened by Flybig airlines,” the AAI official said.
Rupsi Airport is ready to take off!
On 5th May'21, the trial flight was conducted on the Guwahati @ApdGuwahati-Rupsi @aairupairport-Guwahati route by @flybigairlines. The trial was completed timely & safely with extended support from the State govt & concerned agencies. pic.twitter.com/7cAJ7zpEBr
— Airports Authority of India (@AAI_Official) May 6, 2021
The airport in Assam’s Kokrajhar district has been developed at a cost of Rs 69 crore under the Regional Connectivity Scheme-Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (RCS-UDAN) scheme.
The flight is scheduled to operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, the official said.
Thereafter, in due course of time, other routes such as Agartala in Tripura, Dibrugarh in Assam, Tezu and Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh will be connected with Guwahati and Shillong,