News  /  Published 05.04.22

Covid curbs off, air fares soar as mid-April holiday window beckons

The first spell of holidays after India’s Covid restrictions have largely been lifted is ahead and air fares have gone through the roof.  Fares to Dehradun, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Pak...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

States  /  Published 31.03.22

Sikkim: Extra flights set for Pakyong

An additional flight is likely to operate out of Sikkim’s sole airport at Pakyong daily for a fortnight in April this year, the same time when services would remain suspended at the Bagdogra air...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.21

Sikkim CM promises 2 new districts

The Indian Army evacuated five persons, including drivers of three trucks, after their vehicles had been stuck on a snow-covered road between Samdong and Lachen in the North district of Sikkim on Frid...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

States  /  Published 24.01.21

Flights resume at Pakyong Airport after 20 months

Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport resumed commercial operations after a gap of nearly 20 months with the arrival of a SpiceJet flight from Delhi with 57 passengers on board at 12.10pm on Saturday. The s...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

States  /  Published 23.01.21

Pakyong flights set to resume today

The Sikkim government has decided to open the Rammam check-post between Jorethang in South Sikkim and Darjeeling in Bengal for entry of foreign tourists from March 1 to boost tourism in South and West...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri


West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.20

Trial flight to Sikkim a success

A Q-400 Bombardier successfully landed at the Pakyong airport — the sole airport in the Himalayan state of Sikkim located near capital Gangtok — on Tuesday during a trial run conducted by ...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 25.09.18

Pakyong flight seats command premium

By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.18

First flight to Pakyong packed

Flight operations between Calcutta and Pakyong, Sikkim’s first airport, took off on Thursday amid soaring demand for tickets to the hill destination.The SpiceJet flight that landed in Pakyong at 1.2...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.08.19

Sikkim misses flight relaunch date

On, off, about to be on but off again — that’s the status of the flight to Sikkim’s Pakyong.The lone flight to the Himalayan state from Calcutta, suspended in June, was set to be revived on Octo...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 24.09.18

PM inaugurates Sikkim's first airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated Sikkim's first greenfield airport at Pakyong to the nation and said it is a historic day for the hill state as well as the country.With the inauguratio...
By PTI in Pakyong


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