Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that Kushinagar airport will connect Buddhist pilgrim sites.
As many as 54 new airports have come up in the last 7 years, the minister said while speaking at the inaugural event for the Kushinagar International airport.
PM inaugurates Kushinagar international airport, says aviation sector getting new energy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated a new international airport at Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh and said his government has taken a number of steps to instil new energy in the aviation sector. Kushinagar is the final resting place of Gautama Buddha where he attained Mahaparinirvana after his death and is among the most important pilgrim spots for Buddhists.
According to him, Delhi-Kushinagar flights will be operational four times a week from November 26.
Besides, there will be flights connecting Mumbai and Kolkata.
In a release, SpiceJet said flights on the Delhi-Kushinagar-Delhi sector will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The services will begin from November 26.
“The airline will be connecting Kushinagar with two more key metros – Mumbai and Kolkata – starting 18th December, 2021,” the release said.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, said the launch of new UDAN flights to Kushinagar airport will give an impetus to tourism of this holy city where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana.
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