Chandigarh International Airport will start its international services from September 2016. Indigo Airlines launched its direct non-stop daily Chandigarh to Dubai flight. Chandigarh (IXC) to Dubai (DXB) daily flight booking is also launched by Indigo. First Indigo flight from Chandigarh to Dubai will take off on 26th September 2016.
Punjab and Haryana High Court had stopped Airport Authority of India, Union Civil Aviation Ministry, state governments of Punjab and Haryana, private airlines and the Chandigarh Airport Authority for not starting international flights from the airport for last 7 months.
Mohali Industries Associations’ petition was the reason behind for not starting International Flights from Chandigarh International Airport.
Chandigarh International Airport CEO Sunil Dutt said, “The AAI had approved IndiGo to fly any time after September 15. This will be the first international commercial flight in the history of Chandigarh Airport. It will boost the economy of the region.”
On 11th September 2015, PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the new terminal Chandigarh International Airport in Mohali.
Earlier this month, the budget carrier IndiGo Airlines had applied for slots to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Airports Authority of India (AAI) to start the first international flight from Chandigarh from September 15.
Last month, Rajya Sabha MP and chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Kanwardeep Singh along with 11 members too visited the Chandigarh airport. There held a meeting with officials of Civil Aviation, MoD and Ministry of Home Affairs to resolve the delay in starting of international flights from the Chandigarh
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