The chief minister, whose Lok Sabha constituency is Gorakhpur, emphasised the importance of regional air connectivity and said the terminal would provide better and more facilities to passengers.
The priority of the state government is to start flight services to places like Allahabad, Bareilly, Kanpur, Jhansi and Faizabad, he said.
Yogi Adityanath said, "From development point of view, it is important that districts in Uttar Pradesh have low-cost air connectivity with the rest of the country and inauguration of this terminal is an effort in that direction."
"Soon, air service from Gorakhpur to Mumbai and Kathmandu will be started," the chief minister added.
He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to providing cheap aviation services to the citizens, adding, "His dream is that even a poor person should fly in an aeroplane."
Air India and Spice Jet are now operating from Gorakhpur airport and more private airlines are likely to follow.
Yogi Adityanath also asked officials to commence the construction of the second terminal of the Gorakhpur airport at the earliest.
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)
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