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.
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.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has added the full video of this welcome on Twitter. Below is the tweet:
Built at 4500 feet height, this Airport provides easy access to the stunning
mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes & more of the NE. pic.twitter.com/2V3zg5FpUN
— Ministry of Civil Aviation (@MoCA_GoI) October 4, 2018
Image Source: Airport Authority of India
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