Pantnagar Airport to be developed as cargo hub
The Pantnagar Airport will soon be developed as a cargo hub, according to a decision taken at a meeting of the Airport Advisory Committee. Other recommendations of the committee include acquisition of land for the expansion of the airport, along with introduction of new flights to Dehradun and Delhi.
N Subramaniam, Director, Pantnagar Airport said, “The main points discussed were acquisition of land for expansion, development of the airport as a cargo hub to fulfill the demands of adjacent industrial area and increasing connectivity through more flights.”
Clearance of Director General of Civil Aviation office related to range of visibility was granted for the airport to land at the visibility range of 2,700 m in May this year. The master plan for the airport includes its expansion for which the request for 500 acres of land has already been forwarded to the state government.