Arunachal: Flight Services from Donyi Polo Airport Launched

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Guwahati: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia flagged off the first flight from the Donyi Polo Airport at Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh’s Itanagar on Monday.

Scindia essentially launched IndiGo Airlines’ flying operations from New Delhi.

The air transportation would link Itanagar with Mumbai via Kolkata.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the Donyi Polo airport on November 19. The Union Cabinet approved renaming Hollongi’s Greenfield Airport as the Donyi Polo Airport in the first week of November of this year.

The Airport Authority of India spent approximately Rs 646 crore developing the greenfield airport in Itanagar with assistance from the federal and state governments.

The 2,300-meter-long runway at the airport allows for operations in all weather conditions throughout the day. There are now 16 airports in the northeast.

MoCA secretary Rajiv Bansal, Union Cabinet Minister Kiren Rijiju and Arunachal Deputy CM Chowna Mein with IndiGo’s Principal Adviser RK Singh were present at the occasion.

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