On Wednesday, TATA Vistara Airlines unveiled its intention to launch a new flight service connecting Agartala and Bengaluru, commencing on August 1 as per source.
The initiative intends to improve connectivity between the two cities and offer convenient travel choices to passengers.
Vistara’s Airbus A320neo aircraft will operate on the Agartala-Bengaluru route, ensuring a comfortable and efficient flying experience for travelers.
The direct flight from Bengaluru to Agartala will include a stop in Guwahati on the return journey, which will enhance the passenger’s accessibility.
The initiation of this service is a direct response to the request made by Chief Minister Manik Saha to Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, emphasizing the necessity for increased flights on this route for economic development in the region.
Furthermore, KC Meena, the director of Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport, revealed that SpiceJet is ready to commence flights connecting Agartala and Chittagong in Bangladesh.
Nevertheless, these flights cannot be started without the establishment of an immigration centre and the necessary clearances from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Meena hoped that the necessary approvals will be secured by mid-June, paving the way for the prompt commencement of international flight services.
The distance between Bengaluru and Agartala by air is approximately 1877 kilometers, and direct flights cover this journey in about three hours.
Currently, the MBB Airport manages around 4,500 passengers daily and collectively operates around 34-36 daily flights, which belongs to four airlines.
The introduction of Vistara’s Agartala-Bengaluru flights, along with the potential launch of the Agartala-Chittagong route by SpiceJet, highlights the increasing significance of the MBB airport as a crucial transportation hub in the region.
Although bookings for Vistara’s new route are not yet open, further details regarding flight bookings will be provided soon.