(i) The air travel, today, is the fastest, most comfortable and the prestigious mode of transport.
(ii) It can cover very difficult terrains like high mountains, dreary deserts, dense forests and also long oceanic stretches with great ease.
(iii) In north-eastern part of India, there are big rivers, dissected relief, dense forests and frequent floods and international frontiers.
(iv) In such situations, air transport is considered to be the best option. Government of India has made special provisions to make air travel pocket friendly to north-eastern states of India.