Flying out to Kolkata, Guwahati from Aizawl may get cheaper

By: | Published: March 10, 2016 9:05 PM

Flying out to Kolkata and Guwahati from the Mizoram capital may get cheaper as the Jet Airways is considering introducing more flights in the region.

jet airwaysFlying out to Kolkata and Guwahati from the Mizoram capital may get cheaper as the Jet Airways is considering introducing more flights in the region. (Reuters)

Flying out to Kolkata and Guwahati from the Mizoram capital may get cheaper as the Jet Airways is considering introducing more flights in the region.

Airline officials from the north east region today said the airfares in the Aizawl-Kolkata and Aizawl-Guwahati sectors could come down with the introduction of more flights in the sectors.

The Jet Airways officials made the statement after state chief minister Lal Thanhawla complained to the airlines that airfare between Aizawl and other cities was exorbitant.

The Mizoram Bar Association (MBA) had earlier filed a petition in the Gauhati High Court saying the airfare between Aizawl-Kolkata and Aizawl-Guwahati was too high.

The MBA complained that airfare in the Aizawl sector was higher than other airports from which air distances were much shorter.

The Jet Airways officials told Lal Thanhawla that the airlines would commence Aizawl to Delhi direct flight via Guwahati from March 27 and the flight would take 3 hours and 55 minutes which included 35-minute halt at Guwahati.

This would be the first and only direct flight between Aizawl and the national capital.

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