Although Purnia Airport offers limited services, it is still mainly confined to offering services to the military. The airport has encouraged private charter airlines services on many occasions in the recent past. It indicates that sooner or later this airport is going to leave an irrefutable impact through increasing operation and complete commercialization is expected to happen in coming decades.
Terminals at Purnia AirportWith limited airlines and destinations, Purnia Airport functions through single terminal. The Spirit Air Private Limited began non-scheduled flight service for the routes Purnia-Kolkata and Purnia-Patna. This was a collaborative effort by this airline having association with Bangalore’s Door to Door Services Limited (DTDS) for passenger flight services. Flights usually fly twice a week to Kolkata and Patna and therefore provide an option of air journey for these destinations from this otherwise still developing city of Purnia. The flight timing between the cities of Purnia and Patna are 50 minutes that offer an ultimate flying experience.
Air Force Flights Operation in Purnia
As Purnia city is located at a distance of less than 100 kilometers from the international border of Nepal with its sister city Biratnagar on the other side, such need was felt ardent to systematize its security measures. The region is connected through various railway networks to serve the army. With presence of Purnia Airport now, Indian Air Force has got another reason to strengthen itself to make country’s security measures more strong and result oriented.
It is expected that very soon, Purnia Airport will emerge into one of the leading airports in the region as connecting airport besides Bagdogra in West Bengal to serve region’s civilians.