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Flybig Airlines to start nonstop flights between Agartala and Dibrugarh

Flybig has announced nonstop flights between Agartala, Tripura and Dibrugarh, Assam under the Indian government’s regional connectivity scheme – UDAN.

Starting tomorrow (25th June 2021), flybig will operate 3-weekly flights between Agartala Airport and Dibrugarh Airport. The flight schedule is:

  • Agartala-Dibrugarh
  • Departure time: 12:05
  • Arrival time: 13:35
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: S9213
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Dibrugarh-Agartala
  • Departure time: 14:00
  • Arrival time: 15:45
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: S9214
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Flights will be operated by the carrier’s only 78-seater ATR-72 aircraft. The Indian low-cost carrier is strengthening its network across northeast India and has connected 3 states in 50 days. Flybig started flying from Guwahati to Rupsi, Pasighat and Kolkata in May 2021.

The direct service between Agartala and Dibrugarh will enhance connectivity between the two states, reducing the travel time significantly. A distance of 750 km by road that takes up approximately 12 hours can be conveniently covered in 1.5 hours by air.

Fares for the new route start at ₹999 ($13.5) one way. Gaurav Rathore, Chief Commercial officer, Flybig, said:

We have already started the operations in eight out of 16 routes awarded to us in the northeast region, connecting three states in a notably short time. This is a moment of pride for us as we have managed to provide essential travel to people in these challenging times and continue to do so responsibly with the unlock in progression. Agartala is one of the largest cities in the region which is being developed under the Smart Cities Mission scheme. Dibrugarh, on other hand, is an industrial centre in Assam with the highest tea production in India. Air connectivity between the states will stimulate development, enhance tourism potential, provide better opportunities to the youth and contribute towards shaping the economy. We are grateful to the State Governments of Assam and Tripura for their support and guidance in carrying out the operations successfully.

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In addition, Flybig will also start flying nonstop between Agartala and Guwahati tomorrow (25th June) with a morning departure from Guwahati and a return flight from Agartala in the evening. The flight schedule is:

  • Guwahati-Agartala
  • Departure time: 10:35
  • Arrival time: 11:35
  • Flight time: 1 hour
  • Flight number: S9213
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Agartala-Guwahati
  • Departure time: 16:15
  • Arrival time: 17:20
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Flight number: S9214
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

This means that Flybig will operate Guwahati-Agartala-Dibrugarh route with same flight number and Dibrugarh-Agartala-Guwahati route with same flight number.

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