New Delhi: Flybig airlines, which had started its services in January 2021, has joined hands with (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) IRCTC to offer air ticket bookings for Northeast states. The air-ticket bookings will be available on the IRCTC Air platform.
Flybig is a new airline launched in India which focuses on air connectivity between tier-2 and tier-3 cities pan India.
While the airline already offers its services in the Northeastern states of India, joining hands with IRCTC "will allow passengers to book their travel tickets to any northeast Flybig destination which will boost the tourism in NE," as per officials.
Flybig had begun its services under UDAN, which is the government's regional air flight connectivity scheme. Its goal is to provide affordable and widespread air travel services as an initiative to boost inclusive national economic development, job growth, and air transport infrastructure development of all regions and states in India.
The founder of Flybig is Captain Sanjay Mandavia, who is a pilot turned aviation entrepreneur. He also previously launched several businesses in commercial aviation. The company has established Guwahati as its second mainstream destination and connects the city to Tezu, Pasighat, Rupsi, Agartala, Dibrugarh and Kolkata. The company also announced that Lila Bari sector will be launched on 31st October.
The service of Flybig is currently active in the Northeast states by operating smaller ATR 72 aircraft. The company has expressed its plans to expand to other areas in future.