Pakyong airport achieves new milestone

Gets aerodrome license from DGCA to start flight operations.

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 04 :

Pakyong airport , greenfield airport near Gangtok, the state capital of Sikkim, India , . achieved new milestone on May 4, 2018 by getting aerodrome license from DGCA to start flight operations.

The airport, spread over 400 ha (990 acres), is located at Pakyong village about 35km (21.75 mi) south of Gangtok.[1] It is the first greenfield airport to be constructed in the Northeastern Region of India and the only airport in the state of Sikkim.

Sikkim being the one of the north east state which was not having any air connectivity to the rest of India. So there was acute requirement of regular air connectivity to rest of India.

As airport construction work has been completed overcoming various hurdles due to geographical constraints. Now Indian Air Force Dornier 228 aircraft has made maiden landing on 5th March 2018 to open the opportunity to start flights by other commercial airlines.

As airport construction work has been completed overcoming various hurdles due to geographical constraints. Now Indian Air Force Dornier 228 aircraft has made maiden landing on 5th March 2018 to open the opportunity to start flights by other commercial Airlines.

In continuation, Spice Jet Q 400 proving flight has made successful trail landing on 10th March 2018 to get acquainted with the terrain of Pakyong Airfield. This successful landing has fuelled all concern to start of regular flights which was just a step far.