In what would be one of the major air connectivity initiatives of recent times especially concerning the North East, Guwahati could soon get its first direct flight to Dhaka and vice-versa.
The initiative, once it materializes, would open new doors for bilateral ties between North East India and the neighbouring country, besides giving a fillip to trade ties and cultural exchanges.
This would also mean that those traders and tourists travelling from Guwahati and other North East could avoid Kolkata for a visit to the neighbouring country.
The Guwahati-Dhaka-Guwahati flight is soon expected to get the nod from the civil aviation ministries of both the countries.
The development could be linked with the opening office of the Assistant Office of the Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh in
Guwahati, which has already issued nearly 260 Visas ever since its arrival two months back.
In fact, some of the private airlines in Bangladesh have already begun their promotion activities about Dhaka-Guwahati direct flight. Novo Air, one of the premier private airlines of the neighbouring country, has already hinted towards such an initiative in their official website.
Speaking to The Assam Tribune, Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh Kazi Muntashir Murshed said, “We are getting good response from the people of the North East. If we can issue 200 to 300 Visas a week, then operating two flights a week in the Dhaka-Guwahati-Dhaka route would be a feasible business for the airline operators’.
“We are already in touch with some private airlines from Bangladesh and I believe it is just a matter of time for air connectivity between Guwahati-Dhaka,” Murshed opined.
News Source: Assam tribune