Between 2005 and 2008, the Government of Uttarakhand offered a subsidy to Jagson Airlines to undertake a scheduled flight between Pantnagar and New Delhi. The airline uses an 18 seater Dornier 228 on the route. This was however withdrawn in 2008 when the runway size was increased. The government then invited Deccan Aviation to fly on the Delhi - Pantnagar route. Kingfisher Airlines, which took over Deccan Aviation, undertakes seasonal flights to Pantnagar as the weather does not allow it to fly around the year.