12th April 2022 was a memorable day for India. The first ‘Made in India’ commercial flight with a 17-seater Dornier aircraft took-off on 12th April. The aircraft connects five remote cities of Arunachal Pradesh to Assam’s Dibrugarh.
It is lifting air connectivity in the northeast part of the country. The Do-228 was made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and given to Alliance Air.
Aircraft connects Tezu, Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh in the first phase. Vijaynagar, Mechuka and other places will connect in the second phase, said the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Developing connectivity in the northeastern state is part of Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) regional connectivity scheme of the government of India.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, and his colleague from Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu were present for the first commercial flights’ take-off.