Today is a momentous day for the aviation sector. Delighted to have inaugurated the airport in Sikkim.
In the Pakyong Airport, Sikkim gets its first airport and India its one hundredth.
Come, visit Sikkim and experience the beauty and hospitality of the state!, Said PM Narendramodi inaugurating Sikkim’s first airport.
People score century in the game of cricket, but today India has also scored a century. With the opening of Pakyong Airport now there are 100 working airports in the country, PM Modi said.
Perched between the Himalayan ranges, spread over 201 acres and located on top of a hill, the airport stands at 4,500 feet above sea level.
The New Greenfield Airport terminal building is an excellent architectural structure of 3200 sqm, having the capacity to handle 5 Lakhs passenger per annum.
The Airport brings the State of Sikkim on India’s aviation map.
It marks the beginning of a new era in the aviation history of Sikkim and will boost connectivity, tourism & trade by linking this beautiful State to the rest of India by air, said Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.
I feel particularly happy for the warm & wonderful people of Sikkim … The airport at Pakyong will significantly reduce the travel time & boost the inflow of tourists & economic opportunities to the State, tweeted MoS Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri.
It is a historic day for Sikkim. Pakyong Airport will not only improve connectivity between North East and rest of India, it will also add to India’s strategic power said MoS Electronics & IT SS Ahluwalia in a tweet.
The inauguration of Sikkim‘s first-ever commercial Airport at Pakyong in spite of geographic challenges is all set to mark a new beginning, tweeted Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland
India’s airports are no longer sources of embarrassment but points of pride. And airports signify arrival, discovery & new adventures… I’ve never been to Sikkim, but making plans now! tweeted Anand Mahindra, Executive Chairman Mahindra Group.
Pakyong Airport Sikkim’s first, India’s WOW!
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