In Rajasthan, as many as half-a-dozen new airports are either proposed or nearing completion. As such you can skip the tiresome journey to popular tourist and business towns in the state and opt for a flight, instead. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has stated that its plans to open an airport at Sawai Madhopur, home to the big cats. A team of AAI will visit Sawai Madhopur to find the possibilities of flight operation from this part of the state.
The upcoming airport in Jaisalmer will begin by October this year, say officials concerned. A team of AAI officials would visit and find out the possibilities of setting up an airport at Sawai Madhopur.
The airport at Jaisalmer will be ready by August and flight operations can start from October itself, Chairman of Airport Authority of India, VP Agarwal said after meeting with Chief Secretary CK Mathew on June 4. The construction work of airport in Bikaner is also on the verge of completion. The State government has been suggested to offer tax benefits by making fuel cheaper for the airlines which are coming to India if they touch two places in Rajasthan, Agarwal said.