Meghalaya Govt and SpiceJet Sign Agreement For Direct Flight Between Shillong-Delhi

Final Up to date: January 17, 2023, 10:37 IST

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SpiceJet is trying ahead to fulfil the dedication of the state authorities and assembly the aspirations of the residents of Meghalaya

The Meghalaya Transport Company (MTC) on Saturday signed an settlement with SpiceJet for working direct flights between Shillong and Delhi, officers stated right here.

The flights will function twice every week on Monday and Friday, they stated. “SpiceJet approached the state authorities and provided to function the Delhi-Shillong-Delhi flights by itself as per the extant phrases of MTC. SpiceJet has a complete fleet of 23 Bombardier Sprint 8 Q400 plane. The identical plane shall be deployed for the Delhi-Shillong-Delhi route,” an official of the CM’s workplace stated in a press release.

The flights are anticipated to begin working from February 2023, it added. SpiceJet is trying ahead to fulfilling the dedication of the state authorities and assembly the aspirations of the residents of Meghalaya with direct flights between Shillong and Delhi, the assertion stated.

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An initiative to function direct Delhi-Shillong-Delhi flights was undertaken by the state authorities in 2020. Initially, Large Constitution Pvt Ltd (FlyBig) was engaged to function the flights.

FlyBig had deployed Bombardier Sprint 8 Q400 plane on the route which have been initially chartered from SpiceJet. Nonetheless, FlyBig later expressed its incapability to proceed its operations. Subsequently, the state authorities held a number of deliberations with FlyBig and likewise explored different alternate options. Accordingly, the settlement with FlyBig was terminated final yr.

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