Hindustan Times - Neha LM Tripathi

The first test flight from the Noida international airport in India is expected to take off in March 2024, months ahead of its scheduled opening in 2024.

Officials of the Union home and civil aviation ministries held meetings with the Uttar Pradesh government last week to discuss the road map of the new airport, which is expected to decongest the national Capital’s airport and provide new connectivity options for parts of western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, the officials cited above said.

“The airport is currently undergoing runway layering work and will begin installation of air navigation services from December,” one of the officials said, asking not to be named. “The airside of the airport would be ready in March, post which a test flight can be operated.”

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