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SpiceJet starts new daily direct flight from Guwahati

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SpiceJet’s first flight ‘SG 78’ was flagged off by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Guwahati: Budget carrier SpiceJet Monday started the first daily direct flight between Guwahati and Dhaka.

The first flight ‘SG 78’ was flagged off by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here.

The Bombardier Q400 aircraft will depart Guwahati at 1155 hours, while it will leave Dhaka at 1410 hours (local time) every day.

Hailing the new mode of connectivity as landmark, Sonowal said, “We are now looking to connect all the capitals of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) countries with Guwahati.”For that, we have already requested the Civil Aviation Ministry to do the needful, he added.

SpiceJet Chief Marketing Officer Debojo Maharshi informed the daily flight has been launched under the International Air Connectivity Scheme (IACS).”We believe the tremendous success of Regional Connectivity Scheme can be replicated in IACS as well; thereby making international air travel much more affordable and convenient for Indians,” he added.Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner in India, Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur, said this new flight will be a turning point in the history of connectivity between the two regions.”Before 1947, Bangladesh and Assam were part of the same region.

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