The Myanmar nationals were to board the Indigo Flight No 6E-2209 for Delhi from Imphal.
The Union minister of state for civil aviation on Saturday discussed at length with officials about the development of heliports and increasing air connectivity in the Northeast region.
CM Biren said that the government would have a consultation with the Airport Authorities to develop necessary infrastructure and facilities for extending the operational duration of Imphal International Airport.
The cumulative number of air passengers confirmed COVID-19 positive at Imphal airport reached 50 on Saturday.
As many as 49 air passengers were tested for COVID-19 at Imphal airport on Saturday. With it, a total of 2,216 air passengers have been tested in Manipur.
"Damage of paddies amid COVID-19 outbreak has hit hard especially the economically deprived people," All Manipur Progressive Farmers' Association secretary general W Inao stated.
A 17-year old minor girl from Moirang who was on her way to meet a man from Kolkata was rescued by a team of Childline Bishnupur, New Life Foundation Manipur volunteers along with family members and relatives from Imphal airport on Wednesday.
So far, 10 flights from Delhi and Guwahati, Assam have landed at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal, the transport department said.
460 passengers arrived in four different flights from Delhi and Guwahati while 120 passengers departed from Imphal Airport.
Passengers arriving in Imphal will not be allowed to leave the airport but deputed vehicles of government will carry them at quarantine centres as per protocol.