India, Feb. 23 -- Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday announced that Uttar Pradesh got its third international airport in the form of Kushinagar. In a tweet, Puri said that this will help boost tourism in the region.

"Kushinagar Airport gets necessary clearances from DGCA to become 3rd licensed international airport of UP. Will boost tourism in the region & facilitate travel on Buddhist circuit by providing direct aviation connectivity to the city where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana," Puri said in his tweet.

The airport is located in the vicinity of several Buddhist cultural Sites like Sravasti, Kapilvastu and Lumbini. The other two international aisports in Uttar Pradesh are Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport ...