GANGTOK: Pakyong airport, Sikkim’s lone air connectivity, will now be connected with the capital city through a direct SpiceJet flight.
SpiceJet, the country’s largest regional player announced the launch of a daily non-stop flight connecting Delhi with Pakyong (Gangtok), Sikkim from January 23. SpiceJet was awarded Pakyong under UDAN II.
Pakyong airport is the only operational civil airport handling commercial operations in the tiny Himalayan state, and SpiceJet will be the first and only airline to offer daily direct air connectivity between Delhi and Sikkim. The company will deploy a Bombardier Q400 aircraft on the Delhi-Pakyong-Delhi route.
The flights will operate 4 days a week, from Monday to Thursday.
Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “Sikkim is one of the most beautiful and sought after travel destinations in India. Our exclusive flights from Delhi to Pakyong (Gangtok) will cater to the growing demand of leisure travellers and backpackers who want to visit this beautiful city in the foothills of Himalayas. ”
The airline has announced an introductory promotional fare starting at Rs 4,310 on the Delhi-Pakyong-Delhi route.