Kushinagar Airport begins operations
1st flight took off from Delhi to Buddhist pilgrimage centre on Friday
New Delhi, Nov. 27 (Delhi Crown): Kushinagar, an international Buddhist pilgrimage centre located in Uttar Pradesh, has got connected with Delhi by air as the first flight took off from the national capital on Friday.
Spice Jet’s flight took off from Delhi at 12:00 noon and landed at Kushinagar International Airport at 1:35 p.m. The private airline will operate four flights to and fro between the two destinations on every alternate day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport on October 20. Kushinagar is an international Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where Lord Gautam Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. This region is also the centre point of the Buddhist circuit, which consists of pilgrimage sites at Lumbini, Sarnathand Gaya.
The operationalization of the Kushinagar airport will connect this region directly with national and global visitors and pilgrims, said an official statement from Ministry of Civil Aviation.