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Sikkim’s First Commercial Flight

Sikkim’s First Commercial Flight

Sikkim airport, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 24, has now its first commercial flight landed on the runway with the water cannon salute.

Sikkim's Pakyong's first Spicejet aircraft came from Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport to Pakyong Airport.

Pakyong Airport developed under Modi Government's Udan Scheme. This airport, spread over about 201 acres of area, has been set up at the height of 4500 feet and built around 2 kilometres up from the Pakyong village. Pakyong airport is just 30 kilometres from Sikkim's capital, Gangtok. The Airport Authority of India will operate this airport.

There were 74 passengers in the Bombardier Q400 aircraft of Spicejet, which became part of this first air travel from Kolkata to Sikkim.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has added the full video of this welcome on Twitter. Below is the tweet:

Image Source: Airport Authority of India


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