Arunachal Pradesh

First commercial flight lands in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu was among the first passengers to fly in the first commercial flight from the Gopinath Bordoloi airport in Guwahati to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh on 21st May.

The Arunachal Pradesh was finally added to the aviation map with the landing of a fixed-wing Alliance Airline flight at Pasighat.

Pema Khandu at Pasighat airport

Pema Khandu inside aircraft

Catching first commercial flight to Pashighat: CM Pema Khandu. Photo: Twitter/ Pema Khandu

“Today is a historic day and I congratulate the people of Arunachal in general and the people of Pasighat in particular for this new milestone that would remain engraved in history as a huge step in the development of our state,” Pema Khandu said after landing at Pasighat airport.

The flight operation is initially fixed along the Kolkata-Guwahati-Pasighat route, and the service will be made available thrice a week on alternate days – Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

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