The long-cherished dream of Arunachal Pradesh to have air connectivity finally came true on May 21 with the first fixed-wing commercial aircraft being flagged off from Pasighat to Guwahati. National carrier Air India agreed to start ATR-42 services of Alliance Air to Pasighat from Gopinath Bordoloi airport at Guwahati, connecting the state with the rest of the country. The 42-seat Alliance Air ATR will fly between Guwahati and Pasighat thrice a week. Besides Alliance Air, Zoom Air and Turbo Jet are also set to commence their services soon. In the second round of bidding as part of the regional connectivity scheme, dubbed UDAN, eight locations in Arunachal Pradesh were selected. Of these, Pasighat and Tezu have been selected for fixed-wing commercial aircraft services, while Ziro, Daporijo, Itanagar, Tuting, Wallong and YingKiong have been selected for helicopter services. There are about 120 helipads and 10 Advance Landing Grounds—Ziro, Pasighat, Aalo,Tuting, Mechuka, Vijaynagar, Walong, Tezu, Daporijo and Alinye—in the state.