Air Asia's Imphal-Delhi daily flight begins
IMPHAL, 7th Apr: Air Asia has started direct flight service between Imphal and Delhi from Saturday. It will operate seven days a week and the daily scheduled arrival at Imphal is 12.25 pm and the departure 12.55 pm. The new development is an outcome of the North East Development Summit (NEDS) held on November 21 and 22 last year. The State Government and the private airlines company had inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the summit which was inaugurated by President Ramnath Kovind at City Convention Centre, Imphal. The MoU was signed under Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s initiative with the objective of enhancing connectivity between Manipur and the rest of the country. It may be mentioned that in a press conference held on January 4, N Biren informed the media that he had talked with the authorities of Air Asia and Airports Authority of India regarding daily Imphal-Delhi direct flights from first week of April. The state government has thanked the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Civil Aviation for making the new development possible.