The Pathankot airport has been opened by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to improve regional connectivity as per the UDAN Scheme. Pathankot in Punjab state is the 21st airport in the country, which got operational for passengers.
- UDAN is a Regional Connectivity Scheme stands for Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagarik.
- Under UDAN, air connectivity is provided to unserved and underserved airports at a subsidized fare.
- The Chairman of Airports Authority of India is Guruprasad Mohapatra.