SHILLONG: IndiGo on Sunday commenced operations to and from Shillong — its 54th domestic destination. The airline inaugurated seven new flights on the Kolkata-Shillong and the Kolkata-Raipur routes. The new routes will be serviced by an ATR-18 aircraft. Furthermore, Kolkata – Shillong – Kolkata is IndiGo’s next route under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma graced IndiGo’s inaugural flight from Kolkata to Shillong, along with his delegates, stated a release.
William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “We are delighted to inaugurate our flights from Kolkata to Shillong and Raipur. Kolkata-Shillong is an RCS route, which will significantly increase connectivity and tourist traffic in the north-eastern region. With this expansion, we hope to create more affordable, point-to-point connectivity for our passengers. IndiGo will continue to offer an on-time, courteous and hassle-free service and affordable flying experience always.”
The flight services of Indigo are to start from Umroi airport near Shillong to Kolkata. With the initiation of this flight service from now onwards, Meghalaya is going to get directly connected to the rest of the India other than being connected to Guwahati. At present, the Umroi airport has a runway of 6,000-feet and for being capable of landing of big planes it will have to extend the runway to about 8,000 feet.