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Tripura urges ministry to persuade SpiceJet to continue operations to Agartala

IANS  |  Agartala 

After Jet Airways, budget has decided to suspend operations to capital from September 1, prompting the to seek intervention of the Union Civil Aviation Minister, an said here on Saturday.

"had requested on Friday to intervene to have the retract its decision," an of Chief Minister's secretariat said.

had withdrawn from citing revenue losses.

Currently, IndiGo and Air are two other airlines operating on the route. They operate direct flights between and Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, and

The Agartala airport, which was last week renamed after Tripura's last ruler Bahadur, is the second busiest in the northeast after

The Airports Authority of (AAI) has started a Rs 438 crore project to upgrade the by providing world-class facilities, an AAI said.

The has provided 72 acres to the AAI for construction of the new terminal building, runway and other infrastructure.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 15:32 IST
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