The IACS (International Air Connectivity Scheme) launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation aims to connect the Indian Northeast States with some selective countries. The IACS is India’s international UDAN scheme which states Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik through connecting flights and promotes the socio-economic growth of the country. As per the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Indian Northeast States like Assam, Manipur and Tripura will have air routes connecting with countries like Dhaka, Kathmandu, Bangkok, Yangon, Mandalay, Hanoi, Kunming & Chittagong.
The two international airports in northeast regions at Guwahati and Imphal have already started construction of NITB (New Integrated Terminal Building) to improve airports’ services and manage passenger handling capacity. Imphal airport’s new building is expected to manage 2.4 million passengers per annum; moreover, Agartala airport’s new terminal building has been constructed considering the international operations’ future needs and requirements.