they said The model aims at feeding to planned airlines and address the flexibility issues in a systematic manner within the region and a detailed plan in this regard is expected to be unveiled shortly, they said.
At present, it operates 155 weekly flights, connecting 33 destinations across Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland with a dedicated fleet of 12 helicopters.
"The proposal for hub-and-spoke model is for providing point to point inter-state connectivity between various cities of Assam by using helicopters. Under this model all the important cities within the states will be interconnected by using helicopter with creation of heliports/helipads at small cost, thus reducing the requirement huge expenditure on airports," they said. Passenger can fly directly and without any stop over between any two cities within the NE region, they said,