Shut down in mid 90s, Tripura's airport to resume likely by 2021

AGARTALA:

Shutdown in mid 1990, the Kailasahar airport is all set to resume functioning with departures and arrival of small aircrafts. A high level meeting was held at Unakoti DM office conference hall on Tuesday, where the officials Airport Authority of India and other stakeholders remained present to discuss series of issues related to the construction work at the airport. The officials have informed that the airport authority is working on it and is expecting the work to get completed by 2021.

The officials also informed by January 2021 the concerned authority will try to get the airport ready for arrival of 16 or 30 seated Indigo aircraft. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has agreed to restart the Kailashahar Airport in Unakoti District that was non – functional for over 30 years due to shortage of space.

After 28 years in 2018 this Kailashahar airport got the green card for renovation. And it was decided that flights having 16 seats will serve this small town in the near future. Now the terminal building renovation is fully completed and waits for the renovation of runway. A new meteorological office also set up in the airport premises.

However, the flight services are expected to be resumed under the Regional Connectivity Scheme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation early by 2021.