For enhancing the regional air connectivity to West Bengal, the government of the state has decided to develop two new airports at Malda and Coochbehar. The officials cleared that the development of these airports will be under public-private partnership. The West Bengal government also received permission from the centre for the airport development. With it, the government is all set to start the project. Moreover, the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) state government and central ministry would be 20:80 ratios. The development of these new airports would definitely increase the frequently of visitors to the state who travel for leisure, business or other reason.
The West Bengal government is also taking various steps to improve the facilities at existing tourist spots of the state. These new airports will further strengthen the tourism in the state by providing them easy access from various parts of India. Recently, Andal airport faced flight schedule problem after Air India temporary pulled its flights due to some operational reasons. Thus, the state lacks a decent number of airports and flights that connects the state with rest of the country. The regional connectivity will be best after the development of these new airports.