Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Sikkim: Pakyong Airport likely to resume flight services by Oct 27

Gangtok: Pakyong Airport, the only airport in Sikkim, is likely to resume operations from October 27 after which it is likely to re-link the state with the national aviation map.

The only operating flight from the airport, SpiceJet, suspended its Pakyong-Kolkata service owing to low visibility on June 1 this year. Services will resume and flights will be re-launched from October 27 for which the company has opened ticket bookings.

Earlier, the budget carrier had suspended flight operations for four months till September 21 by putting up a notice at the airport counter. Flight services were suspended due to unpredictable weather in Pakyong which results in very low visibility, thus hampering flight operations, especially during monsoon, it said.

Pakyong Airport, situated at 4,500 above sea level is dependent on Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and needs at least 5 km visibility to land. The visibility is expected to improve after rainy season.
04/09/19 Dichen Ongmu/East Mojo
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