As of now, just two international flights are functional from the Mohali International Airport to Dubai and Sharjah. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday guided the state Civil Aviation Department to compact with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for beginning direct international flights from the Mohali International Airport to Canada, the US, and Britain.
He had called for the meeting at his residence in which, Mann said since the significant lump of Punjabi populace has got settled in various international nations, including Canada, the US, Britain, New Zealand, and Australia, this facility would work with the Punjabi diaspora settled abroad to visit their motherland Punjab in a serene and a complacent way.
In order to expand the agro-food processing industry in the state, the Chief Minister has also asked the government to immediately initiate cargo flights from the Mohali International Airport in order to give Punjab a more open market.
The Chief Minister said this progression would go quite far. He said that this move will be able to bring a much-needed increase in the food processing and agro-industry. The market of Punjab would be an open market. This scheme would benefit the farmers as it would be boosting up their income. It would also bring an uplift in the number of tourists visiting Chandigarh: The City Beautiful.
Additionally, the CM requested that the department immediately convene a meeting with the Haryana Civil Aviation Department to develop a broad consensus on the name of Mohali International Airport, which will become Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh International Airport, Mohali, in the name of the legendary martyr who sacrificed his life for the nation.