The Nok Air today started Guwahati-Bangkok flight and Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off the first flight to Bangkok at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in the wee hours of Sunday.
The flight will connect the Dong Mueang airport of Bangkok under three hours. Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary was also in the Guwahati Airport on the wee hours this morning.
Inaugurating the flight Sonowal said it will give a boost to State Government’s initiatives to transform Guwahati as the gateway to the ASEAN region.
The two flight services that will operate on this route include DD4117 and DD4116. The flight took off from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport and reached Don Meuang International Airport (DMK) in under three hours.
As per reports, fares will start at Rs. 6,999 and the introductory offer will also include 20 kg of baggage allowance and free hot meals.
Between the two operational flights, visitors can opt to travel on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
On July 1 this year, first Guwahati-Dhaka flight by Spice jet under International Air Connectivity Scheme was flagged off.
The flight marked roll-out of UDAN-International, pioneered by Assam Government with Viability Gap Funding of Rs 100 crore.
In the next few months, flights connecting to Kathmandu, Yangon, Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur will also commence.
Last year Druk Air – Royal Bhutan Airlines introduced Paro-Guwahati-Singapore flight.
Meanwhile, the Guwahati Airport is being modernised and new integrated terminal is being added and should be commissioned by 201. Here is a video of the up gradation.