AAI’s Srinagar, Raipur airports awarded as Best Airports

SRINAGAR: The Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) Srinagar International Airport and Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur, Chhattisgarh have been jointly conferred with the prestigious National Tourism Awards 2015-16.
President Ram Nath Kovind presented the award for Best Airport under ‘rest of India’ category at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on the occasion of World Tourism Day on Wednesday, a Press Information Bureau (PIB) press release issued here this evening said.
The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industry annually in recognition of their performance towards comprehensive development of tourism in the country.
It is the first time that two airports jointly have been selected as best airports for their innovative style of functioning, pro-environment initiatives and passenger friendly approach.