By Our Reporter | August 31, 2018
SpiceJet Airlines Authority have decided to withdraw all their services from Agartala Airport starting from September 1st due to huge revenue losses suffered by them . The employees taking care of Spicejet operations in the state are in an unsure position about the future prospect of their jobs.
It is to be recalled here that Tripura government had sought the intervention of Civil Aviation Ministry after SpeiceJet announced to suspend operation in Tripura from September 1. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has also personally taken up the matter with Civil Aviation Minister Jayanata Sinha.
SpiceJet authority in a letter on July 11 had informed Airport Director to stop operation in the sector from September 1 and that it will operate the last flight on August 1. The letter did not provide any specific reason for the suspension of flights.
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This decision of SpiceJet authorities will definitely affect the people of the state as communication in Tripura is very much still dependent on Airways especially from Agartala- Kolkata and vice-versa.
Earlier Jet Airways withdrew from Tripura in 2012 followed by a few other small airlines. Sources said despite providing concessions in many ways, private airlines were showing reluctance for being unable to make large profit in flight operations in the region.
Indigo and Air India are two other airliners which are operating in Tripura. Indigo runs direct flights between Agartala and places such as Kolkata, Guwahati, Imphal and Silchar.