LUCKNOW: Part of Buddhist circuit, the first phase of Shravasti airport has been completed and is expected to be operational by the end of the first quarter of this year.
Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials of Shravasti airport will visit the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) in Delhi next week and give a presentation on the status in order to get a licence to operate the airport. Spread across 57 acre, the airport has a 1,530 meter runway to handle landing and take off of 19 seater planes. The airport will have direct air connectivity between Lucknow, Varanasi, Prayagraj and Kanpur.
Shravasti airport director Satendra Yadav told TOI, “The first phase of the airport has been developed under the Central government’s regional connectivity UDAN scheme and will primarily serve tourists as Shravasti is one of the sacred places of Buddhism.”
“In second and third phases, the area will be expanded up to 725 acre. Under the second phase,” he said.

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