The state government is providing an annual viability gap funding of Rs 11 crore for the two routes.
Initially, Assam had proposed to connect Guwahati with six overseas destinations -- Dhaka, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Yangon, and Kathmandu, but it received valid bids for only two routes.
A civil aviation ministry official said bids for more routes would be considered after an assessment of how the two routes pan out.
The Andhra Pradesh government, too, had proposed to connect Vijayawada with Dubai and Singapore under the scheme. However, bids were not invited due to issues related to bilateral traffic rights, according to the official.
Shilpa Bhatia, chief sales and revenue officer, SpiceJet
said the airline is delighted to participate in the scheme.