Indian Air Force has proposed the state government to go ahead with the development of airport in Darbhanga for the purpose of civil aviation.With this development the government of Bihar can also use three other airports which were not in ‘active’ use by the Indian Air Force .These were Darbhanga , Purnea and Bihta.
Recently there was a high level meeting between Rajesh Issar – the Air Vice Marshal of Indian Air force and Anjani Kumar Singh – the secretary of Bihar government.In this meeting , the state government reached a consensus with the counterpart for development of these air-ports.The meeting was attended by many senior officials of Bihar government .
The chief secretary has also floated the proposal to develop Bhagalpur and Valmiki Nagar airports as commercial flight service destination with the official of Indian Air Force .
In June 2015 , state government of Bihar had sent a proposal to the Union civil aviation ministry for constructing airports at Darbhanga and Purnia besides expanding Patna airport.
Spread out in around 200 acres , Darbhanga airport is the first private aviation airport in India.It also happens to be the third biggest runway airport in Bihar.Last year , Spirit Airways – a private flight operator , had started the service with great fan-fare but later on the company fled away due to unknown reasons.
In this new development , it seems , a commercial flight service could be started from Darbhanga.