Tripura’s MBB airport to get status of International airports soon

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Tripura's MBB airport to get status of International airports soon

Agartala: The Maharaj Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport at Agartala – the capital of Tripura – follows in the footsteps of Guwahati’s LGBI Airport and Imphal’s Bir TikendrajitInternational Airport, a string of international airports in the Northeast region ready to join.
The development marks a major milestone in Tripura’s aviation infrastructure, opening doors for better connectivity with neighboring countries.
During the unveiling ceremony of a 5-feet tall bronze statue in honor of Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur, the last ruler of the Manikya dynasty, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha called for speedy air connectivity with Bangladesh from MBB Airport.
He attributed the development to the efforts of the BJP-IPFT coalition government in Tripura and the central government’s Act East policy on the region’s communication infrastructure.
Currently, MBB Airport is witnessing strong activity, with 30-32 flights operating regularly and more than 4000 passengers traveling daily.
Tripura CM Manik Saha affirmed the state government’s continued efforts to secure international airport status for MBB, civil aviation to resolve formalities related to immigration and international air connectivity.

“We are engaging with the central government to resolve the necessary formalities relating to immigration and international air connectivity,” stated Tripura chief minister Manik Saha.

He emphasized the state’s eagerness to inaugurate the first flight to Chittagong in Bangladesh at the earliest opportunity.

The Agartala airport, originally established in 1942 with land donated by then Tripura King Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur, played a crucial role as a technical base for the Royal Air Force during World War II.

Renamed after Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur by the union government in July 2018, the airport’s transformation into an international hub underscores Tripura’s growing significance in the regional aviation landscape.

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