Air services are being improved by the state government. Several major cities in the country are connected by regular air flights from Uttarakhand.
Small towns are also being connected by helicopter under the UDAN scheme. Helicopter services have also made air travel easier for the people of Kumaon. Pawan Hans helicopter service operating here in Dehradun, Haldwani, Almora and Pithoragarh has once again started gaining momentum. People who are planning to come to Uttarakhand to celebrate the new year have already started booking in advance. Haldwani helipad in-charge Saurabh Jha said that Pawan Hans helicopter provides better service for the tourists and expatriates of Almora-Pithoragarh. Heli service is running smoothly on the Dehradun, Haldwani, Pantnagar and Pithoragarh route on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday under the regional connectivity scheme of the government.
On Fridays the service operates to Dehradun, Haldwani, Pantnagar, Almora and Pithoragarh. Along with making the Haldwani helipad state-of-the-art, hangars are also being built to park helicopters here. In the near future, tourists will get better facilities here.