Saturday, November 11, 2017

Raipur airport soon to have night flying facility

Raipur: Amid Swami Vivekananda Airport in the state capital gearing up to go round the clock operational in the next couple of months with the possibility of more flights, frequent travellers in Chhattisgarh are looking forward to introduction of international flights.
The facility of 24x7 services from Raipur airport, which has been adjudged as one of the best airports recently, will become operational once airlines get permission for space to park aircrafts during the night at its premises. Raipur already has capacity for accommodate parking of aircraft.
The airports at Raipur, Patna, Ranchi and Guwahati will soon have flights operating 24 hours a day. Airports Authority of India (AAI) chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra Thursday said these airports will be operated round-the-clock from next April.
"These airports have all the facilities needed for 24-hour operations. However, due to low traffic to these airports, their operational hours were restricted. Now with exponential growth being seen at these airports, we have decided to operate them round-the-clock. Airlines have also shown interest in operating to these airports during night time and may add late night flights to these airports," Mohapatra said, adding, "We plan to operate these airports on a 24-hour basis from April, 2018 onwards."
11/11/17 Rashmi Drolia/Times of India