IndiGo has announced Itanagar in the state of Arunachal Pradesh as its 75th domestic destination, taking the total number of destinations served by the airline to 101.
First airline to serve Itanagar
Starting 1st December 2022, IndiGo will operate a daily flight between Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and Hollongi Airport near Itanagar with the following schedule:
- Departure time: 11:05
- Arrival time: 12:35
- Flight time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Flight number: 6E6749
- Frequency: Daily
- Departure time: 13:05
- Arrival time: 15:00
- Flight time: 1 hour and 55 minutes
- Flight number: 6E5312
- Frequency: Daily
These flights will be operated by IndiGo’s Airbus A320 aircraft featuring standard Economy Class seats.
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About Hollongi Airport
Hollongi Airport or “The Donyi Polo Airport” is located approximately 15 kilometers away from Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. This airport will put the state’s capital on the air map, thereby highlighting the significance of air access with Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar was the only state capital until now that did not have an airport.
The name “Donyi Polo Airport” reflects the people’s reverence of the Sun (Donyi) and the Moon (Polo), and symbolises the rich cultural heritage of the state.
The airport has a single terminal spanning 4100 square meters which can accommodate 200 people at a given time during peak hours. The structure was developed as an energy-efficient structure with a rainwater harvesting system, and a long-term landscape plan is also a part of the sustainable infrastructure development plan.
IndiGo will be the first airline to serve the newly-built airport. The arrival of India’s largest carrier is a good sign for the airport as this will mean that there might be new opportunities in the future, both for the airline and for the airport, once the market starts to build. After Kolkata, we can expect IndiGo to connect Itanagar with Delhi in the near future as it will open up more connection opportunities for Itanagar.
Regional carrier FlyBig is also expected to soon start services from the airport.
Meanwhile, IndiGo recently announced that it will launch flights between Mumbai and Istanbul.
Featured image by IndiGo
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