PASIGHAT, April 23, 2018: Marking a historic moment & milestone for the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh, Alliance Air, ATR -42 has today landed here successfully at Pasighat Airport on a proving test flight, paving the way for operation of commercial flights.
The Team along with crew members led by Vikash Sharma, Chief of Flight Safety, Alliance Air and flight Inspector, DGCA, NS Lohan, was accorded warm welcome by local MLA-cum-Parliamentary Secretary Disaster Management, Kaling Moyong including Director Civil Aviation, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, T. Messar, DC East Siang, Tamiyo Tatak and SP East Siang, Prashant Gautam among others on the occasion.
Addressing on behalf of the team, Flight Inspector , DGSA ,Captain NS Lohan shared that “it was lovely flight to Pasighat, we are really proud that we are making history, people of Arunachal are really going to enjoy Alllinace Air .” He appreciated the runaway and infrastructures of Terminal Building and wished the best for future operations in opening upto the rest of the mainland in airconnectivity . T.K.Saha, Coordinator Allinace Air was also present on the occasion.
Welcoming the team members, Local MLA, Kaling Moyong also expressed his happiness on the successful test flight to Pasighat Airport, adding that the long felt demand for operation of passenger flights has taken shape with the inaugural flight. This is a really historic moment for the people of the state” Moyong said on the occasion. He asked the concerned department for time bound completion of Administrative Building of Airlines for Station Manager, Engineering Wing and Stock Room. The MLA also requested for additional operation of Pasighat – Dibrugrah – Guwahati flight service on need basis.
Commercial flights will start operating, with the completion of formalities of submission of reports by the team. Scheduled flights will begin operating soon after the clearance.
Under Regional connectivity Scheme(RCS) ,Udaan Scheme, Ministry of Civil Aviation, GoI. Alliance Air has been awarded route from Kolkata to Pasighat via Guwahati. Zoom Air & True Jet has been allotted for Tezu Airport. Zooom Air and True Jet will also fly to Tezu via Pasighat and expected to start in August, 2018.
Assistant Manager, Alliance Air, Jayanta Bhakta, Service Engineers and team had arrived earlier a day.
Udaan (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), for boosting regional connectivity has been launched by the Central Government with stated objective of “Let the common citizen of the country fly” to make air travel affordable & widespread and boost inclusive economic & job growth and air transport infrastructure development of all regions and state of India. This will also boot tourist inflow to the region.