6 Facts About Shillong Airport

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1- Shillong Airport, also known as Umroi Airport, was constructed in the mid 1960s and started operations in the mid 1970s.

2-After the acquisition of 224.16 acres of land in 2009, a New Terminal Building, built at a cost of `30 crore was inaugurated in June 2011.

3-In 2015, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) was allotted land for the further expansion of the airport.

4-AAI upgraded the airport with installation of an Instrument landing system (ILS), refuelling facilities, runway extension and removal of flight-path obstructions in 2017.

5-The airport received its Category 3C license from the Indian DGCA in June 2019, allowing operations of Q400/ ATR 72 aircraft.

6-IndiGo began operations using an ATR-72 from Shillong on July 20, 2019 under the UDAN scheme with a daily flight from Kolkata Airport.

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