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LOL you call these rubbish strips of tarmac """""""airports"""". They don't even have an associated terminal!! Our crappy tier 3 airports are more world-class than your Islamo/Karachi/Lahore airports.






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Bombay airport


You are changing the goal post.. nothing new..You should not be like other trolls. You are a smart gal. It is about AMSL...not some building..
 
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Skardu airport AMSL 7,316 ft built decades ago
Chitral Airport AMSL 4921 ft
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List is long and we never declared them engineering
@django IIT guys have pull a "Great marvel of engineering". Let's felicitate them.
I already knew I will find you here.we have seen pics of Islamabad and other airports and we know how good looking they are.There is a reason why your airports are the best among the world airports.doea it soothe your fake ego ? Obsession with India eh ?

LOL you call these rubbish strips of tarmac """""""airports"""". They don't even have an associated terminal!! Our crappy tier 3 airports are more world-class than your Islamo/Karachi/Lahore airports.






karachi airport




Bombay airport


Bechaere ki beizati kar k bhaga Diya.
 

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Skardu airport AMSL 7,316 ft built decades ago
Chitral Airport AMSL 4921 ft
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List is long and we never declared them engineering
@django IIT guys have pull a "Great marvel of engineering". Let's felicitate them.
Engineering marvel is not decided upon height if ihe place alone, terrain surrounding factors etc will come into play
 

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LOL you call these rubbish strips of tarmac """""""airports"""". They don't even have an associated terminal!! Our crappy tier 3 airports are more world-class than your Islamo/Karachi/Lahore airports.






karachi airport




Bombay airport


Its funny how they brag about airports but cannot seem to create a functioning bus service in their third-tier city Peshawar. Misplaced priorities?

Looks like more Pakistanis are throwing a tantrum on Indian threads.
 

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LOL you call these rubbish strips of tarmac """""""airports"""". They don't even have an associated terminal!! Our crappy tier 3 airports are more world-class than your Islamo/Karachi/Lahore airports.






karachi airport




Bombay airport


STFU.

SKARDU:
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Here is a Pak Third Tier Airport - MULTAN

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Its funny how they brag about airports but cannot seem to create a functioning bus service in their third-tier city Peshawar. Misplaced priorities?

Looks like more Pakistanis are throwing a tantrum on Indian threads.

BRT - Metro bus Peshawar

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Those are very nice, really. But that does not change the fact the highest airport in India is at a higher altitude than Pakistan's. It also does not change the fact Warand Peace started trolling a thread I intended to be a non-controversial thread about an airport and started another Ind0-pak flame war.

With that being said, here is the Swami Vivekanada international airport in Raipur, a fifth tier city in one of the poorest states in India.



 

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India's new Pakyong Airport opens in incredible Himalayan surroundings
Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN • Updated 25th September 2018
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Pakyong Airport: India's new Pakyong Airport is a breathtaking piece of engineering on the roof of the world.
Courtesy rajiv srivastava / imazinindia.com
(CNN) — Sometimes an airport is just a strip of asphalt on a flat bit of land outside of town. Other times, as with India's new Pakyong Airport, it's a breathtaking piece of engineering on the roof of the world.
Set in the Himalayan mountains at a height of over 1,400 meters (4,593 feet), the facility serving a remote area of Sikkim state offers one of the most dramatic airport approaches on the planet.
Its inauguration on Monday also marked a milestone for aviation and travel in India.
"After the opening of the airport there are now 100 operational airports in India." said Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, during a speech at Pakyong's opening ceremony on Monday.
"This airport was built at a cost of $68.7 million and showcases our engineers, workers and their potential -- how the mountains were cleared, the ditch was filled, the heavy rains they dealt with. This is truly an amazing feat of engineering."
As part of that work, an 80.38 meter embankment was built to make space for the 1.7-kilometer-long and 30-meter-wide runway, which is enclosed by deep valleys.
The airport's 2,380-square-meter terminal can accommodate up to 100 passengers.
But its real asset is the incredible Himalayan scenery -- a widescreen landscape captured in a series of stunning images by Indian photographer Rajiv Srivastava, who runs the website Imazin India.



Runway developer Punj Lloyd had to build an 80-meter-high reinforcement wall to accomodate the new airport.
courtesy Punj Lloyd
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First commercial flights to the region
The airport will enter commercial passenger service when SpiceJet, one of the country's largest low-cost airlines launches two daily routes to Pakyong Airport (Pakyong-Kolkata and Pakyong-Guwahati) from October 4.
The Pakyong-Kolkata flight will take around 1.5 hours and the Pakyong-Guwahati route will take slightly longer than an hour.
The flights will offer some much-needed accessibility to the region. Before the opening of Pakyong, the nearest airport to Sikkim's state capital of Gangtok was Bagdogra, in West Bengal -- a five-hour drive.
Pakyong Airport is only 30 kilometers south of Gangtok.
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Boosting tourism in Sikkim
It's hoped that the new airport will boost tourism in the region.
Bordered by Bhutan and Nepal, the northeastern state is known for its scenic Himalayan landscapes, boasting 28 mountain peaks, 21 glaciers and more than 200 lakes.
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"Sikkim is the beloved destination of tourists," said Modi during the inauguration ceremony.
"Once the airport becomes operational, the number of tourists is going to go up. The new airport will also provide employment for the youth and in turn, hotels, guest houses, restaurants, tour guides and so on."

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About bloody time!

It is such a pain in the behind to travel 6-8 hours in advance of your flight - 5 hours by road from Gangtok to Siliguri, then another hour or so to reach the airport at least 2 hours before to ensure that you don't miss the flight.

Now at least, I can take a flight peacefully. For now, only Kolkata is a major connection there. I really hope they add Delhi to it ASAP as most of my work-related international flights are from Delhi. Kolkata is good if you're headed out to Southeast Asia but nothing else.
 

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About bloody time!

It is such a pain in the behind to travel 6-8 hours in advance of your flight - 5 hours by road from Gangtok to Siliguri, then another hour or so to reach the airport at least 2 hours before to ensure that you don't miss the flight.

Now at least, I can take a flight peacefully. For now, only Kolkata is a major connection there. I really hope they add Delhi to it ASAP as most of my work-related international flights are from Delhi. Kolkata is good if you're headed out to Southeast Asia but nothing else.
Well a flight to Kolkata is big improvement to what you described was the case before. Yep hopefully they connect to Delhi and Bombay next.

Good to hear that this will help you big time.
 

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India's new Pakyong Airport opens in incredible Himalayan surroundings
Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN • Updated 25th September 2018
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Pakyong Airport: India's new Pakyong Airport is a breathtaking piece of engineering on the roof of the world.
Courtesy rajiv srivastava / imazinindia.com
(CNN) — Sometimes an airport is just a strip of asphalt on a flat bit of land outside of town. Other times, as with India's new Pakyong Airport, it's a breathtaking piece of engineering on the roof of the world.
Set in the Himalayan mountains at a height of over 1,400 meters (4,593 feet), the facility serving a remote area of Sikkim state offers one of the most dramatic airport approaches on the planet.
Its inauguration on Monday also marked a milestone for aviation and travel in India.
"After the opening of the airport there are now 100 operational airports in India." said Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, during a speech at Pakyong's opening ceremony on Monday.
"This airport was built at a cost of $68.7 million and showcases our engineers, workers and their potential -- how the mountains were cleared, the ditch was filled, the heavy rains they dealt with. This is truly an amazing feat of engineering."
As part of that work, an 80.38 meter embankment was built to make space for the 1.7-kilometer-long and 30-meter-wide runway, which is enclosed by deep valleys.
The airport's 2,380-square-meter terminal can accommodate up to 100 passengers.
But its real asset is the incredible Himalayan scenery -- a widescreen landscape captured in a series of stunning images by Indian photographer Rajiv Srivastava, who runs the website Imazin India.



Runway developer Punj Lloyd had to build an 80-meter-high reinforcement wall to accomodate the new airport.
courtesy Punj Lloyd
Related content
India's 30 most beautiful places
First commercial flights to the region
The airport will enter commercial passenger service when SpiceJet, one of the country's largest low-cost airlines launches two daily routes to Pakyong Airport (Pakyong-Kolkata and Pakyong-Guwahati) from October 4.
The Pakyong-Kolkata flight will take around 1.5 hours and the Pakyong-Guwahati route will take slightly longer than an hour.
The flights will offer some much-needed accessibility to the region. Before the opening of Pakyong, the nearest airport to Sikkim's state capital of Gangtok was Bagdogra, in West Bengal -- a five-hour drive.
Pakyong Airport is only 30 kilometers south of Gangtok.
Related content
Rishikesh: Inside India's first 'extreme adventure zone'
Boosting tourism in Sikkim
It's hoped that the new airport will boost tourism in the region.
Bordered by Bhutan and Nepal, the northeastern state is known for its scenic Himalayan landscapes, boasting 28 mountain peaks, 21 glaciers and more than 200 lakes.
Related content
India's best Himalayan retreats
"Sikkim is the beloved destination of tourists," said Modi during the inauguration ceremony.
"Once the airport becomes operational, the number of tourists is going to go up. The new airport will also provide employment for the youth and in turn, hotels, guest houses, restaurants, tour guides and so on."

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I see Pakistan is also behind this too. PAKyong Airport
 

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