India's latest international airport Kushinagar International Airport opens.
October 20, 2021
India's latest international airport Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh, India opens.
Sri Lanka has sent the first-ever international flight to Kushinagar Airport on 20th October 2021 the auspicious Vap Poya Day.
A delegation consisting of High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Minister of Tourism,State Minister of Aviation and Export Zones Development and and Minister of Youth & Sports, Minister of Development Co-ordination and Monitoring and State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development, several Members of Parliament, hundred plus members of the senior Buddhist monks, belonging to different sects and prominent temples across Sri Lanka, and dozens of Buddhist pilgrims was aboard the inaugural flight UL 1147 chartered by SriLankan Airlines. present at the occasion.
The flight departed the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake at around 5.20 a.m.
Kushinagar has a pre-eminent position given that The Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana there.