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Assam: Guwahati Airport to increase flights to 72 for summer schedule

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Guwahati, March 25: The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is all set to increase the number of daily flights from 63 to 72 during the summer schedule, which begins on March 26 and ends on the last Sunday of October.

The airport is planning to add new destinations to the list of flights including Bhubaneswar, Goa MOPA, Dehradun, Jodhpur and Coimbatore, as well as increase the number of flights via Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Lucknow and Kolkata.

After the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Guwahati airport has witnessed a sharp rise in terms of air traffic movement and passengers.

The top three airlines that have forecast higher weekly operations during the summer schedule are Indigo (203 flights), Airasia (77 flights) and Flybig (48).

Also, Bhutan Airline is being made operational from May 13 onwards with its new direct flight from Guwahati to Paro, twice a week.

Last month, the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati recorded as footfall of nearly 4 lakh passengers witnessing, a sharp increase from the corresponding month of last year.

Out of the total, nearly 1,90,000 were departure passengers and the remaining were arrival travellers, which is 20% higher than last year February.

The top three national destinations from Guwahati are Mumbai, Delhi and Bangaluru. Similarly the two international destinations are Singapore and Paro.

The airport witnessed nearly 1800 movement of flights in February 2023, which is 24% higher than the last year Feb 2022 figure.

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