“International flight services on the Agartala-Chittagong route will start from the first week of June. At that time, Maharaja Bir Vikram Airport will be declared as an international airport.”
The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation mentioned this in a letter to Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha.
Transport Minister Sushanta Chowdhury highlighted this news in a press conference at the Secretariat on Tuesday.
He added, “The Minister said that recently during his visit to Delhi, on April 24, 2023, the Chief Minister had met the Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia to discuss various demands related to the transportation of the state. The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation wrote a letter to the CM about various initiatives taken in view of the Chief Minister’s demand.”
Highlighting various points of the letter sent to the CM, the Transport Minister said that CM demanded to declare the Maharaja Bir Vikram Airport as an international airport.
The letter further mentioned, “The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation is seriously considering the Chief Minister’s demand. During his visit to Delhi, the Chief Minister demanded the resumption of cargo services in the state. In view of that demand, Indigo Airlines has launched cargo services a few days ago.”
Transport Minister Sushanta Chowdhury hoped that other airlines would also launch cargo services very soon.