Airport in Mizoram

Mizoram is one of the 8 northeastern states of India. It is bounded by Myanmar to the east and south, Bangladesh to the west, Assam to the north, and Tripura and Manipur to the northeast. The hills of Mizoram form a part of the Rakhine (Arakan) Mountains, a series of compact parallel ridges with a north-south axis formed of sandstone, limestone, and shales.

One way to reach Mizoram is by air. Mizoram’s only domestic airport, Lengpui Airport, is located in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram. The state does not have an international airport. Lengpui Airport is the first large airport in the country to be built by the State Government. Lengpui Airport is located on a plateau and has a 2,500-metre long table top runway, making it one of the trickiest runways to land on.  A tabletop runway is a runway that is located on the top of a plateau or hill with one or both ends stopping abruptly and dropping into a deep gorge. This type of runway creates an optical illusion, which requires a very accurate approach by the pilot. Hence, pilots flying aircrafts to Mizoram need to be cleared as per DGCA regulations to operate in airports situated in hilly terrains. The Lengpui Airport was completed in a record time of 2 years, 2 months. It was constructed at a cost of Rs. 979 million. The construction work of the airport started in December 1995 and completed in February 1998.

Lengpui Airport has connecting flights to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata; Borjhar Airport, Guwahati; and Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal. The airlines operating from this airport are the Air India airline and the Go Air airline. Reaching to one of the least explored and visited places in Northeast India had never been this easy. You can visit this beautiful state in India from anywhere in the world maybe by direct flight or connecting flights.

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