Ishwardi is a Upazila of the northern district Pabna. This airport was built in 1960 during the Pakistan era. It was destroyed during the war of independence in 71. State owned Biman Bangladesh Airlines tried to operate Dhaka – Ishwardi flight several times. But Couldn’t continue due to shortage of passengers. Finally it was abandoned back in 1996.
Ishwardi is an important place of Bangladesh where sugarcane institute and EPZ (Export Processing Zone) is located. Now a nuclear power plant project work is going on. This project was also initiated in the 60’s. It was also abandoned. But the project was revived during the two year long military backed interim government and the present government continued the effort, finally signed a deal with Russia.
So Ishwardi has become more important location than before. Now a private airline United Airways has decided to operate two flights in a week with a 37-seater aircraft. Today was the first day of its flight. Promotional fair for the flight is four thousand taka including all taxes.