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Alliance Air carries out test flight to Pasighat in Arunachal

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of India, successfully carried out a test flight to Airport in Arunachal Pradesh's East district today, officials said.

The operated an aircraft to the airport from Guwahati in and the duration of the flight was two hours twenty minutes, they said.

The aircraft landed successfully at the Airport from Guwahati with officers of the airlines on board and paved the way for operation of commercial flights, a state government official said.

The officers along with crew members led by Vikash Sharma the of Flight Safety Alliance Air, flight Inspector of of Civil Aviation (DGCA) N S Lohan and T K Saha were accorded warm welcome by officials of the state.

"It was a lovely flight to We are really proud that we are making history. People of the state are really going to enjoy Alliance Air," said.

"This is a really historic moment for the people of the state," the Parliamentary Secretary for Disaster Management of the state, Kaling Moyong, said.

Meanwhile, Minister today said a new chapter in the history of has begun with the successful landing of the aircraft at the civil at 12.30pm.

"Soon we would have the first civilian aircraft flying out of Pasighat and I am optimistic the same would follow in various ALGs of the state encompassing our state in the country"s flight map. This may look a simple step to many but is one giant leap for us," Khandu said in a statement here.

The minister also expressed gratitude to Prime Minister saying that the is taking special care of and the North East.

Congratulating the people, especially those from the eastern and central districts of the state, Khandu said that one great challenge has been overcome.

Commercial flights will start operating from Pasighat very soon after formalities are completed and DGCA clearance, officials said.

Under the regional connectivity scheme called UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), the awarded the the route from Kolkata to Pasighat via Guwahati, while Zoom Air and True Jet have been allotted the route to Tezu in district, officials said.

Zoom Air and True Jet would fly to Tezu via Pasighat and expected to start their services in August this year, said.

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First Published: Mon, April 23 2018. 22:50 IST