Scindia flags off first flight from Itanagar’s Donyi Polo Airport
New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday flagged off IndiGo's flight from Itanagar to Mumbai via Kolkata. This is the first flight from Donyi Polo Airport at Hollongi, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. The minister virtually flagged off the flight from New Delhi. The flight will operate from Itanagar to Mumbai via Kolkata. Law Minister Kiren Rijiju also attended the event virtually.
Itanagar is the airline's 75th domestic destination: Singh
At the event here, IndiGo's Principal Adviser RK Singh said Itanagar is the airline's 75th domestic destination. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the airport on November 19. It is the fourth operational airport in the state. While highlighting the significance of the name, Singh said, "'Donyi' means the sun and 'Polo' means the moon."
Itanagar Airport is the first greenfield airport in Arunachal: Singh
"The airport is the first greenfield airport in Arunachal Pradesh and has been developed in an area of over 690 acres at a cost of more than Rs 640 crore. It is suitable for all weather day operations, and the runway is 2,300 metres long. Now, the northeast region has 16 airports," he added.
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