Dhaka, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are among six destinations to be connected with Guwahati soon under the international Udaan scheme.

The Northeastern states have no international flights at present. State transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the media that under the International Udaan Scheme, six Southeast Asian countries, including Yangon (Myanmar) and Malaysia, will be connected with Guwahati.

The last international commercial flight through the Northeast was for Paro-Guwahati- Singapore. Amid Covid scare it was suspended on March 20 last year. Sources at the Airports Authority of India (AAI) NE headquarters said they are waiting for the flight schedule and intimation about the commencement date of the international flights. “Imphal and Agartala have the potential to connect international destinations,” they added.

Since the Agartala airport may get international airport recognition soon after the new terminal building gets inaugurated most likely in December, it can become the third international airport in NE. Imphal airport is already an international airport and has seasonal air connectivity with Mandalay in Myanmar.