GTA region is well connected by airline services to some major cities in India. Bagdogra Airport, located in about 16 km west of the cities of Siliguri, 50 km away from Jalpaiguri and 58 km away from Darjeeling, the cities which the airport mainly serves in the Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal, India. This airport actually serves as a military air base and also allows the civilian flights to operate so it serves as an important airport both for military and civil purposes. The Bagdogra airport is a major travel hub in the region with flights arriving from Kolkata, New Delhi, and Guwahati. Thousands of tourists alight here each month, headed towards the hill stations of Darjeeling and Kalimpong to Pelling and Gangtok in Sikkim. The area in which Bagdogra is situated is commonly called the Dooars at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas.
It is advisable to book your tickets well in advance, especially during the high peak tourist season of October to January when most flights run full.
The IATA code for the airport is IXB.