The greenfield airport in Hollongi has received the aerodrome licence from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The DGCA said that the licence is “for public use for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) day operations.” “The new aerodrome meets reference code 4C and is designed for operation of Airbus 320/A319 type or equivalent aircraft,” it said.
Announcing the receipt of the licence, Pema Khandu Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, government of India tweeted from his social media handle: “It speaks volumes of our perseverance to transform every promise into action. The DGCA grants aerodrome licence to AAI for Hollongi airport, paving way for passenger flight services.”
The airport will become fully operational from the third week of October. Full operations, it will start from third week of October when winter schedules of airlines become operational. The soon-to-be inaugurated airport is going to connect Arunachal Pradesh with other major cities in the country. It will help boost tourism and will spur economic growth of the region.