Transport Minister Sushanta Chowdhury met with high-level delegates of the Airports Authority of India at the Secretariat on Tuesday.
The matter of reopening of the Kailashahar airport which has been abandoned for many years has been discussed.
The high-level delegation of the Airport Authority of India, an organization under the Ministry of Civil Aviation of India, visited the Kailashahar Airport under Unakoti District on Monday.
The delegation included officers of operation experts and technical team. A total of eleven representatives including three from Delhi, three from Guwahati and five from Agartala visited the Kailashahar airport.
It is reported that Spice Jet and Alliance Air are ready to offer flight services from Kailashahar.
However, due to the lack of small aircraft of Spice Jet, it is known that the small aircraft of Alliance Air will operate on this route, as it is not possible to fly large aircraft from Kailashahar airport.
According to the report, the re-operational of the abandoned Kailashahar airport will take place in two phases.
In the first phase, the existing runway will be reformed to accommodate small aircraft.
In the second phase, the Airport Authority of India plans to expand the airport and build a state-of-the-art airport with a large runway for larger aircraft landings.
Officials of the Airport Authority of India will visit Kailasahar to visit the airport several more times in connection with the renovation and re-opening of the existing airport.