Just a few days before its scheduled to start operations. It is likely that the Ayodhya Airport will be renamed after renowned poet, Maharishi Valmiki. The new hub that will serve the significant devotees and tourists coming to the ancient city will be inaugurated on 30th December, 2023. This will coincide with the unveiling of the railway station and preceding the consecration of Lord Ram’s idol at the temple on 22nd January, 2024.
Ayodhya Airport Likely to be Renamed After Maharishi Valmiki
The Airports Authority of India has invested INR 350 crore in the construction of a state-of-the-art terminal building, covering an extensive area of 6,500 m. This facility is engineered to accommodate up to 600 passengers per hour during peak periods and is projected to serve one million passengers annually.
IndiGo and Air India Express to Operate Inaugural Flights
IndiGo, a prominent budget carrier, will lead the inaugural flight from Delhi to Ayodhya on December 30. The commercial operations for the Delhi-Ayodhya route shall begin on 6th January, 2024.
Simultaneously, Air India Express, a subsidiary of the Tata group’s Air India, will commence services with its inaugural flight (IX 2789) departing from Delhi at 11 AM on 30th December, 2023, and landing at Ayodhya at 12.20 PM.
Starting from 16th January, 2024, Air India Express will initiate daily scheduled services, connecting Ayodhya to various destinations including Bengaluru, Jaipur, Goa, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Guwahati, Gwalior, Pune, Surat, and Srinagar. International flight services to Sharjah will also begin on the same day.
As Maharishi Valmiki International Airport becomes operational, it heralds a new era of connectivity and accessibility for Ayodhya and its visitors. What are your views on the state-of-the art Ayodhya Airport starting operations soon? Comment below and let us know.
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