As soon as the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) gives approval on immigration facilitation, international aircraft services would begin at the Agartala airport, a top official announced on Wednesday.
SpiceJet, a low-cost airline, is prepared to begin service between Agartala and Chittagong in Bangladesh, but the MHA has not yet announced the establishment of an immigration centre at the airport, which would enable foreign visitors to use it as their first port of entry, the man claimed.
“By mid-June, we hope to have all pertinent protocols cleared from the Centre. International flight service would begin as soon as the procedure is finished, according to KC Meena, director of Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, who spoke to PTI.
Four airlines currently run 34–36 domestic flights each day out of MBB Airport, which sees about 4,500 passengers per day.
In the meantime, starting on August 1, Vistara will start operating flights between Agartala and Bengaluru. According to Meena, Indigo and Akasa currently run three flights on the route.
Beginning on August 1, Vistara is expected to run a flight between Agartala and Bengaluru. From Bengaluru, the flight will land here without stopping, and from Agartala, it will return via Guwahati. Flyers will gain a lot from it, he claimed.
Chief Minister Manik Saha has requested more flights on the route from Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia.
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