SpiceJet suspends operations in Sikkim
SpiceJet, the only carrier that runs daily flights to and from the greenfield airport in Sikkim’s Pakyong, has decided to suspend operations in the hill state from October 30 due to “operational constraints”.
Officials in the state lamented that the decision will deal a blow to the state’s tourism industry.
According to a spokesperson of the budget airline, bad weather and low visibility were bottlenecks that had led to operational constraints.
“SpiceJet flights to and from Pakyong airport have been temporarily suspended with effect from October 30, 2022, due to operational constraints owing to the bad weather condition and low visibility at Pakyong.
“Pakyong is a VFR (Visual Flight Rules) airport and does not have instrument landing facilities. Required minima to operate from this airport is 5,000 feet, which is difficult to achieve on most days in a year, especially during the winter months. To avoid inconvenience to our pas ..
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