Guwahati-based JettWings Airways Receives Approval for Flight Service Across 12 Sectors  

Civil Aviation

New Delhi: Guwahati-based JettWings Airways on March 5 informed that it has received approval for flight service across 12 sectors in the Northeast, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. It will be the first airline from the Northeast region scheduled to operate its fixed-wing aircraft.

Bolstering domestic air connectivity, the newest entrant in the Indian aviation sector will connect the airports at Pakyong, Guwahati, Cooch Behar, Kushinagar, Gaya, Bareilly, Kanpur, and Agra under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik).

The airline in an official statement mentioned that JettWings Airways will be the first airline from the Northeast region scheduled to operate its fixed-wing aircraft on commercial routes from this year with modern deck turbofan regional jets, supported by a robust business plan to acquire and operate 42 aircraft in the first five years.

Dubbed as the first airline from the northeast region that aims to strengthen air connectivity in rugged terrain, which has limited road infrastructure, JettWings Airways will strategically deploy its aircraft. The domestic carrier is eyeing to enhance regional connectivity, promote economic, and travel experience for passengers. Jettwings Airways is scheduled to operate a modern fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft, including the ATR 72-600 turboprop models.

JettWings Airways became the first private commercial carrier serving the North Eastern region when it received a no objection certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) in June 2023. Headquartered in Guwahati, JettWings Airways was cleared to operate scheduled commuter air transport services under UDAN regional connectivity scheme. It is noteworthy that UDAN RCS 5.3 will currently help the airline in connecting significant locations that have immense tourism capacities and religious hotspots in the Northeast and other regions.

Given its proximity to Southeast Asian countries, the northeast region has immense potential. The government’s plan to eventually introduce the international UDAN Scheme will give a huge fillip to an airline like JettWings Airways, according to the company statement.