After 6 Months Of Closure, Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport To Restart Operations From March 31

So, when are you heading to Sikkim?

by Tejashee Kashyap
After 6 Months Of Closure, Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport To Restart Operations From March 31

From snow-capped peaks to serene lakes, vibrant monasteries to picturesque valleys, Sikkim offers a kaleidoscope of experiences. Now, flight services will restart from Pakyong, the sole airport in Sikkim.

Pakyong Airport To Restart Operations

Following a six-month break, flying services at Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport will resume on March 31. SpiceJet will run two flights, one from Kolkata and one from New Delhi. The airline will operate five days a week on the New Delhi-Pakyong route in addition to daily flights between Pakyong and Kolkata. These trips will be served by 78-seat aircraft. The airport, which has a tabletop runway, had its operations suspended six months ago for operational reasons. The process of resuming flight operations was delayed due to continuing airport maintenance; however, the work has finally been finished.

Regarding the flights, at 8.05 AM, the Kolkata flight will take off, and arrive in Pakyong at 9:35 AM. From there, it will leave at 10.30 AM and arrive in Kolkata at 12.10 PM. Just in time for the summer holidays, when many tourists usually visit the Himalayan state, these renewed flight services have been announced. As one sets foot in Sikkim, they are greeted by a breathtaking panorama of towering mountains and verdant forests that stretch as far as the eye can see.

This time of year gives clearer skies and unhindered views of the spectacular mountain peaks, including the well-known Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world, as the winter haze dissipates.

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Enchanting Landscapes In Sikkim

The construction of Pakyong Airport was a monumental task, given the challenging terrain and environmental considerations. The airport serves as the gateway to a myriad of experiences. From trekking to exploring the ancient monasteries and picturesque villages, Sikkim offers a treasure trove of opportunities. The airport’s proximity to popular tourist destinations such as Gangtok, Tsomgo Lake, and Nathula Pass makes it the ideal starting point for exploring the natural and cultural wonders of the region.

The convenience of air travel will make Sikkim more accessible to domestic and international tourists. Yes, these additional factors will make your trip to Sikkim valuable in addition to the flight that is currently scheduled to operate on this route as of March 31. The pleasant weather during this time of year makes it perfect for outdoor activities.

So, when are you heading to Sikkim?

Cover image credits: X/Pakyong Airport