Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, April 07: Air Asia has started direct flights between Imphal and Delhi from Saturday. It will operate seven days a week and the daily scheduled arrival at Imphal is 12.25 pm and the departure schedule is 12.55 pm.
“This development is an outcome of the North East Development Summit (NEDS) held on November 21 and 22, 2017,” said an official statement. The State Government of Manipur and the private airlines company inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the two-day summit inaugurated by the President of India, Ramnath Kovind at City Convention Centre, Imphal.
The MoU was signed under Chief Minister N. Biren Singh’s initiative towards enhancing connectivity between Manipur and the rest of the country.
It may be mentioned that in a press conference held on January 4, 2018, N. Biren Singh informed the media that he had talked to the authorities of Air Asia and Airports Authority of India regarding launching of daily Imphal-Delhi direct flights from the first week of April this year.
The State Government has thanked the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India for making the new development possible.