Commercial operations in Rupsi airport, northeast India’s 15th airport and Assam’s 7th, would start from Saturday, officials said on Thursday. An Airport Authority of India (AAI) official said that a trial flight was conducted on the Guwahati-Rupsi-Guwahati route by private Flybig airlines on Wednesday.
The airport in Assam’s Kokrajhar district has been developed at a cost of Rs 69 crore under the Regional Connectivity Scheme-Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (RCS-UDAN) scheme.
“The trial run was completed timely and safely with extended support from the state government and agencies concerned. The flight is scheduled to operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Booking for this route has been opened by Flybig airlines,” the AAI official said.
“The airport is one of India’s newest in RCS route which would cater local population providing direct connectivity to cities like Guwahati and Kolkata,” the official said.
Spread across 337 acres, the newly-developed airport has a terminal building with an area of 3,500 square metres, and its runway is suitable for ATR-72 type aircraft.