Flybig has been on a rapid expansion mode ever since its flight operations began in January 2021. On 2nd May 2022 Shillong became the 8th destination for flybig in the Northeast of India after 4 cities in Assam, 2 cities in Arunachal Pradesh and 1 city in Tripura.
It can be clearly projected through estimates that the Shillong-Delhi operation of flybig would introduce enhanced efficiencies and productivity for several local and regional businesses especially those who aspire to connect with a major transport and commercial hub such as Delhi and beyond.
In terms of seat capacity added by flybig through the Shillong-Delhi operations it added 312 seats per week which accumulated to a capacity of 16,224 seats per annum.
Speaking on this growth and route expansion, CMD flybig Captain Sanjay Mandavia said, "I feel very proud and privileged that flybig has become the fastest growing airline in India with true people connect. Not only have we effectively converted thousands of passengers from rail to air, but we have also provided connectivity to lakhs of passengers from across India, including the whole North-East.”
It is to be noted that conventional travel by train takes about 42 hours while travel via other airline operators on the Shillong-Delhi route takes 8-10 hours (with atleast one stoppage).