Connecting Aizawl-Shillong-Guwahati-Kolkata, Air Alliance starts its first airline service from Mizoram, marking a crucial development in airlines service in the Northeast region.
Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia virtually flagged off the airline for its maiden journey from Mizoram today.
"Mizoram has an immense amount of importance for its tourism & economic sector. We are committed to giving wings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of making it possible that every state's uniqueness must be experienced by all citizens of the country. I assure you that MoS General Dr. V K Singh (Retd.) and I will personally visit Mizoram very soon," says the Union Minister during the flag-off ceremony.
Dr. R. Lalthangliana, Minister of Health and Family Welfare also stated that a direct flight between Mizoram and Shillong has always been a much needed service. Robert Romawia Royte, Minister of State for Sports and Youth Services, Tourism and Information and Communication Technology along with other important members of the state government joined the event virtually from Lengpui Airport, Aizawl, Mizoram.
The Alliance Air is a subsidiary company of Air India Limited. The company operates flight using its ATR-72 aircrafts and will fly between Kolkata and Aizawl, with frequent stops at Guwahati and Shillong in between. Air service will be available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.