The upcoming airport of Ayodhya will be able to handle 20-seater aircraft operations under the first phase of development, sources told CNBC-TV18. The union civil aviation ministry is expected to undertake the development of the airport under three phases, sources added.
In September 2020, the state government of Uttar Pradesh had requested the Airports Authority of India to develop the airport for operation of 180-200 seater aircraft in the first phase and for wide-body aircraft in the second phase.
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While the state government is making efforts to establish the airport as per international standards, the union government is yet to officially grant international status to the airport which is yet to be set up.
“Declaration of an airport as an international airport depends upon the traffic potential and the demand from airlines for operation of international flights besides provision of Ground Lighting Facilities, Instrument Landing System