Flights To Take Off From Kushinagar International Airport On November 26
Lucknow, November 24 (TNA) It’s a dream come true for Uttar Pradesh as the first flight is all set to take off from the Kushinagar International airport on November 26. The aviation sector is taking new flights every day in Uttar Pradesh under Yogi’s reign.
In this relentless march of having world-class connectivity, the first passenger flight from the Kushinagar International Airport in the Kushinagar district will take off for New Delhi at 12.00 p.m. on Friday, reducing the 14 hours journey to less than 2 hours.
The SpiceJet airplane will take off from Delhi at 12 noon and reach Kushinagar at 1:35. According to officials, the fare to the Delhi flight, which will be four days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday) will range between Rs 3500 to Rs 4000.
On October 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Kushinagar International airport and welcomed the first flight from Sri Lanka with a delegation which landed at the airport.
Nearly 876 km distance between Kushinagar and Delhi that would otherwise take 14 hours to cover by road, would now be traveled in less than two hours, informed officials, adding that they are also gearing up to commence flight operations to Kolkata and Mumbai from December 17 and 18 respectively.
For this, SpiceJet has issued a schedule approved by the Airport Authority of India. Flights will commence from December 17 for Kolkata and December 18 for Mumbai. SpiceJet aircraft will take off from Kolkata at 1:35 pm on December 17 and reach Kushinagar at 3:20 pm.
The flight from Kushinagar will take off at 3:40 pm and will return to Kolkata at 5:15 pm. Air service between Kushinagar-Mumbai will be for three days a week-- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Similarly, on December 18, SpiceJet first flight from Mumbai to Kushinagar will take off at 12:10 pm and reach 2:25 pm. The return flight from Kushinagar to Mumbai will be from 3 pm. The return flight will reach Mumbai at 5:35 pm. Flight facility between Kushinagar and Mumbai will be available thrice a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Kushinagar is an important place for Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world as it is believed that Gautam Buddha had attained Nirvana here more than 2,500 years ago. It provides connectivity to many places of Buddhist pilgrimage such as Lumbini in Rupandehi District of Nepal; Sarnath in Varanasi, Shravasti near Bahraich, and Bodhgaya, Rajgir, and Vaishali in Bihar.