The wait is over, Mohali International Airport’s first international flight will take off on 15th September, and the inaugural flight is Air India Express to Sharjah. Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal along with his delegates which compromise of eight ministers and nine senior officers, will be present at the airport.
The flight will take 3.15 hours to reach its destination.The inaugural flight is a 186-seat new Boeing aircraft with 737-800 economy seat will take off at 6:15 will land at 8pm after a travel time of 3hours and 15 minutes.
Everything has been taken care of from security to immigration. 12 immigration authorities has been set up, 6 each at arrival and departure. The standard of security at the airport is according to the international standards of security. A dedicated police station consisting of 20 policemen is at the premises and is already functioning. There are 300 personnel guard which will be increased in strength, there are well equipped commandos of Punjab police and is also guarded by CISF.
The name of the airport is yet to be decided, though the Punjab government has made up its mind to name the airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh.