Aviation

Alliance Air to restore flights to northeast

DELHI

Air India’s subsidiary Alliance Air said it will restart flights to destinations in northeast cities where it used to operate earlier.

The airline signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the North East Council (NEC) for restarting flights to destinations like Shillong, Tezpur, Lilabari, Silchar and Guwahati till March 31, 2016, according to the Morung Express.

The airline operates flights to these destinations under viability gap funding (VGF) which is mechanism through which Alliance Air only recovers its operating cost of services to the region.

However, since January 2013, due to outstanding VGF, the airline restructured its turbo-prop aircraft ‘ATR’ operations in the region by discontinuing flights to some of these destinations.

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