Assam CM Urges Air Asia to Start Direct Flights Between Guwahati and ASEAN Nations

Assam government is working seriously to make Guwahati the nerve of Centre’s Act East Policy and therefore wants to start direct flights with ASEAN and BBN countries; this was stated by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal while interacting with MD and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Asia Amar Abrol on Monday.

During the interaction the duo also discussed about the detailed modalities of starting direct flights between Guwahati with ASEAN countries and about Air Asia’s plan to make Guwahati the principal hub for the company’s South East Asia operations.

Sonowal also informed Abrol that his government, in association with the Union Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is in constant touch with ASEAN countries to persuade them to set up their consulate offices in Guwahati.

“The construction of the new terminal building of LGBI Airport is going on in full swing and very shortly the airport would be transformed into an integrated airport with state-of-the-art facilities for passengers,” Sonowal added.

Meanwhile, Abrol submitted a proposal to Sonowal regarding the expansion plan of Air Asia in Guwahati and connect the city with frequent direct flights with Chennai, Hyderabad, Vizag, Bagdogra etc, besides ASEAN countries.

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