February 14, 2017 (Airportchandigarh.com): Air India will be launching flights to Bangkok in May this year. There will be four flights per week as informed by Air India to Punjab and Haryana High Court bench. Air India is also planning to launch flights to Singapore within this year.
Having a direct flight from Chandigarh to Bangkok will open up possibilities of travelling to Australia via Bangkok, where a lot of NRIs reside. Currently there are only two international flights from Chandigarh: Dubai and Sharjah - which are not viable options in case one wants to travel to Australia, New Zealand and other countries in the eastern part of the world.
Several other pending issues with the international airport were also discussed during the resumed hearing before the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Wi-Fi is being installed by BSNL at the airport. A parallel runway is also being planned having CAT-III ILS (an advanced Instrument Landing System). An ATM will be installed in the departure area soon.