On August 15, Arunachal Pradesh’s first-ever airport, Hollongi Airport, will come into operation, ending the long wait for the state to have its own airport. Hollongi Airport is a brand new airport, located just 15 km from the state capital, Itanagar.
This is great news not only for the state but also for the rest of the country as until now getting to Arunachal Pradesh has meant long journeys, multiple detours and different modes of transportation.
At present, the nearest airport to Arunachal is Lilabari Airport in North Lakhimpur district of Assam. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, Assam is the nearest international airport to Itanagar. With the upcoming opening of Hollongi Airport, travelers will no longer need to take an overnight bus to and from the capital or fly in from North Lakhimpur, which is approximately 80 km away. Itanagar.
Hollongi airport is ready for operation on August 15, after which it will be available for passengers. The energy-efficient airport is equipped with all modern conveniences for passengers and will accommodate 200 passengers during peak hours. The airport will have eight check-in counters in total. The 2,300 m runway will also be suitable for the take-off and landing of Boeing 747s.
As for tourism in the state, the new airport is expected to attract many visitors. Although Arunachal Pradesh is already a popular destination especially among adventure and wildlife lovers, it is true that many tourists think twice before planning to explore Arunachal due to lack of connectivity Aerial. With the new state airport, all of that can be put to rest and travelers can reach their destinations in a much shorter time and without having to take detours.
- How many airports are there in Arunachal Pradesh?
Currently, there is no airport in Arunachal Pradesh, but the first airport in the state will be operational from August 15.
- What is the nearest airport to and from Itanagar?
Lilabari Airport in the northern district of Lakhimpur in Assam (80 km) and Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, Assam (320 km).
- When is the best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh?
The winter months i.e. October to April are the best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh. The temperature is pleasant all year round in Arunachal. However, you may want to avoid the monsoon season, which is July to September.