India’s largest carrier, IndiGo, will resume its direct daily flight service between Shillong and Kolkata from February 1, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced today.
IndiGo had suspended its service, which launched in July 2019, after the coronavirus pandemic hit travel and tourism in the country last year. Meghalaya reopened its door for outside tourists on December 21.
Customers are able to make bookings, with the flight to leave Kolkata at 1pm, landing at Umroi Airport at 2:45pm, with the return journey to begin at 3:05pm and land at 4:55pm. As before, the flight will operate on an ATR turboprop aircraft.
The AAI described this as “the second major boost to tourism in Meghalaya” after the start of flybig flights that have begun between Shillong and New Delhi.