New Ayodhya airport ALL SET FOR TAKEOFF

14 DEC, 2023

Sushim Mukul

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IndiGo announces inaugural flights to and from the brand new Ayodhya Airport, becoming the first airline to operate flights, connecting it to Delhi and Ahmedabad.

Indigo is in

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The inaugural flight from Delhi to Ayodhya is scheduled for December 30, 2023, with commercial operations beginning on January 6, 2024.

InaugUral flight

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Officially named Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram International Airport, it is currently seeing the final touches and will open to the public on December 30.

opening soon

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The airport is developed by expansion of the Faizabad airstrip by increasing the runway length to accommodate larger aircraft.


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The Uttar Pradesh government signed a lease agreement with AAI in April 2022 for the transfer of 317.855 acres of land, marking an important step in the airport's development.


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For now, the 6,250 sqm terminal building will handle 500 passengers during peak hours and can park 4 aircrafts. All of this will be increased.


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The Nagara architecture embraces Ayodhya's cultural heritage. Arches and columns carved in red sandstone makes it stand out from other airports.


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The 2,250-metre runway will enable the operations of Airbus 320 family and ATR aircrafts, common to Indian domestic aviation.

big runway, big aircrafts

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The airport will not only cater to religious pilgrims but also help the residents of Ayodhya and adjoining districts to easily connect with the world.

regional development

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Sustainability is prioritised in the design, using eco-friendly Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GRC) materials to enhance aesthetics and reduce carbon emissions.

eco-friendly design