In a bid to boost air connectivity in regional routes, SpiceJet today announced the launch of three new direct flights from Guwahati connecting Pakyong in Gangtok, Patna and Hyderabad. While daily non-stop flight services on the Guwahati-Patna-Guwahati route and Guwahati-Hyderabad-Guwahati route would commence on October 10, daily direct connectivity on the Guwahati-Pakyong-Guwahati route would be effective from October 16. The announcement of the new flights was made in the presence of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in a programme held at his office conference room at Janata Bhawan today. On the occasion, Debojo Maharshi, Chief Marketing Officer, SpiceJet, handed over the first ticket and boarding pass to the Chief Minister marking the formal announcement of the launch of the new flight service. Appreciating SpiceJet’s initiative, Chief Minister Sonowal termed the development as a golden opportunity for the state. He said the newly flights would not only boost trade, education and health, but would also facilitate higher footfall of tourists from other states to Assam.