Bilaspur Airport Gets Commercial Flight Licence

Issue: 6 / 2018

Residents of Bilaspur will now have air connectivity from their city as in the first week of December 2018, Bilaspur Airport has was granted the licence for operating commercial flights. The Director General of Civil Aviation has written to the government of Chhattisgarh as well as to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) in this regard. Confirming the communication, Rakesh S. Sahay, Director of Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur said, “On Thursday we received the letter. The airport is ready for use now. Ninety seater aircraft can land at the airport. Private players can commence commercial operations from Bilaspur.” After Raipur and Jagdalpur, Bilaspur is the third airport in Chhattisgarh to get the commercial licence. Officials of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation had inspected the airport in the last week of October 2018 and had given directions to make the necessary changes. After all the directives were implemented, the licence was granted. Bilaspur Collector P. Dayanand said, “All our efforts have paid off.”