Pakyong Airport paves the way for direct air connectivity to Sikkim

Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport has become the 100th functional airport in the country. Located at an elevation of about 4,500 feet above sea level, the airport is an architectural marvel. It is the first airport in the state and a huge achievement as it is huddled between the Himalayas.

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For now, the license is issued for small aircrafts like ATRs and regional jets and not for narrow-bodied planes like Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A319/320 for safety purposes. On Saturday, a Spicejet Q400 Bombardier landed successfully at the newly constructed Pakyong Airport on a trial run.

On Friday, an AAI official said, “Airports Authority of India (AAI) can now commence flights operations from Pakyong airport.”

So, when are you planning to fly to the lovely state of Sikkim?