India’s 100th airport – Pakyong Airport in Sikkim opens its doors for tourists. Located approximately 30 km from Gangtok, the airport is expected to start operations from the first week of October, under Ministry of Civil Aviation’s regional connectivity project- UDAN. As a part of this connectivity project, SpiceJet will be launching daily direct flights between Kolkata and Pakyong, October 4 onwards
Pakyong Airport is spread across 201 acres, at a height of 4,500 feet above sea level. It boasts a state-of-the-art infrastructure including a 1.75 km runway, air traffic control tower-cum-fire station and one terminal building for passengers.
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Pakyong Airport is set to boost tourism in the North-Eastern state. Additionally, the airport is also of a strategic importance to the Indian Air Force (IAF) as it is located at a distance of 60 km from the Indo-China border. civilaviation.gov.in