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Airports Veer Savarkar International Airport The airport has a single runway of 3,290 m (10,794 ft) in length, accommodating

most narrow-body aircraft, that includes Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Boeing 737, which regularly serve Veer Savarkar airport. There is only one terminal with 2 gates and no jet bridges. Buses are used to provide transportation from the terminal to the aircraft parked on the apron. As of April 2009, construction work has commenced in order to expand the apron. And adding to this, now there are in total 3 parking bays for airplanes. So as October 2012 up to 7 airplanes can be accommodated at one time if needed. Car Nicobar Air Force Base The 37 Wing Air Force Station at Car Nicobar is spread over an area of 504 acres. The 3,000-feet bitumen runway, built by the Japanese during their occupation of these islands between 194245, was extended to 8,886 feet by the Indian Air Force in 1967. The first Mi-8 helicopter arrived here in 1982. Besides the No. 122 Helicopter Flight of Mi-8 choppers[2] , they have the Dorniers and an Air Defence unit here.[3] The air strip was operationalised by the IAF by raising Staging Post in the year 1956, with its role as refuelling station for all aircraft flying across the Bay of Bengal. The Helicopter Flight was later inducted on 1 April 1985. The Base was upgraded to FBSU on 23 August 1986 and subsequently as a Wing on 15 September 1993.[4] The Air base was devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. On 14 April, the Car Nic Air Base resumed operations once again.[5] The airport resides at an elevation of 5 feet (2 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 02/20 with a concrete surface measuring 2,717 by 43 metres (8,914 141 ft).[1] Begumpet Airport Begumpet Airport (IATA: BPM, ICAO: VOHY) at Hyderabad, also known as Hyderabad Old Airport, is a civil enclave located in Begumpet. The airport is home to the Andhra Pradesh Aviation Academy, Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy (RGAA) and the Begumpet Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force. The Navigation Training School of the Training Command, Indian Air Force, formerly knows as Navigation and Signals School (N&SS), is based here. Begumpet used to be International and Domestic airport of Hyderabad as well as the only international airport in Andhra Pradesh, until the opening of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on the 23rd March 2008 after which Begumpet ceased all commercial civil operations. The last commercial flight to take off was Thai Airways International flight TG 330 to Bangkok on 22 March 2008. Begumpet is now used for military aviation training and for flights carrying VIPs[citation needed]. The Leftist political parties have made strong representations to the civil aviation ministry to allow Begumpet airport to continue to be used for low cost civil aviation purposes for which it seems ideally suited. The Civil Aviation Ministry has put the proposal of starting an ATC training centre in the Begumpet Airport. Begumpet Airport was established in the 1930s with formation of Hyderabad Aero Club. Initially it was used by Nizam of Hyderabad as domestic and international airport for The Nizam's Deccan

Airways, one of the premier and the earliest airline in British India. The terminal building was created in 1937.[1] A new terminal building came up on the south side in 1972 and later became the main airport. The older terminal hitherto was referred to as 'Old Airport' at Begumpet. The new terminal building consisted of two check-in terminals; Rajiv Gandhi International and NTR National with a common arrival module. At the time of its closure, Begumpet was the 6th busiest airport in India. It had 13 parking bays in operation around the terminal block and five "night parking bays" on the Northern side, next to the old block, sufficient to handle the A 320 and Boeing 737. The airport had limited night landing facilities and only 40% of Andhra Pradesh's international traffic flowed through the airport, due to lack of direct flights.[2] Begumpet airport's capacity had reportedly been exceeded in both domestic and international areas due to the rate of growth in passenger traffic, estimated at 45% p.a., the highest among Indian airports. The airport handled 20,000 passengers daily with about 300 aircraft movements of 16 international and 10 domestic airlines. President George W. Bush's Air Force One landed and took off from Begumpet during his visit to Hyderabad in early 2006. India Civil Aviation Airshow[edit] Begumpet Airport hosts 'India Aviation', India's first civilian air show. This Biennial event, organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in collaboration with FICCI, was first held from October 15 to October 18, 2008. The second edition, INDIA AVIATION 2010 was organized, from 3 to 7 March 2010. The Partner Country in the second edition was France, and USA was the Focus Country for the event. The event was bigger in magnitude to its predecessor. More than 200 exhibitors participated and the exhibition covered a gross area of 12,000 square metres. 40 aircraft participated, including the Antonov An-148 which was on display for first time in India. More than 500 conference delegates and more than 5000 Business visitors attended the event. Parallel events of International Conference on Civil Aviation and CEOs Forum were also organized. The third edition of INDIA AVIATION 2012 was organized in Hyderabad from 14 to 18 March 2012.[3] General Aviation and Training[edit] After the closure of Begumpet Airport for commercial flights, it is being used for aviation and flight training purposes by A.P. Aviation Academy and Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy. Training flights fly only to the south of the airport because of the northern part of the airport being a prohibited airspace for commercial flights. Dundigul Air Force Academy Dundigal Air Force Academy (ICAO: VODG) is located at Hyderabad, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Air Force Academy was established in 1969 and started in 1971. It is located at Dundigal, about 25 km away from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, spread over 7,000 acres of land. The academy was set up to train cadets from all streams at one location. It imparts training to the Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Branches as well as officers of the Army and Navy. This is a home

for the officer trainees who learn their specialisation and are nurtured to become capable leaders. After one year's training, officer cadets are commissioned into branches of the IAF. It is here that they are trained to learn flying through successive stages. Those who pass out as fighter pilots serve in front-line combat squadrons equipped with SU-30, MiG-29, MiG-27, MiG-23, MiG-21, Mirage-2000,Tejas and Jaguar aircraft. For those interested in flying transport aircraft, the IAF offers heavy multi engined IL-76 aircraft,C-17 and the twin engined multi role AN-32 transport aircraft, besides HS-748 and the Dornier light utility transport aircraft. By joining the helicopter fleet, the trainees learn to fly at treetop height and landing in remote areas. The curriculum also includes flying helicopter gunships like Indian developed Dhruv, MI-26 heavy-lift choppers, casualty evacuation, para dropping of troops and air lifting of supplies. The academy imparts specialist training to young men and women who shoulder responsibility as leaders in other areas of air force operations. These are administrative, air controlling, meteorological, logistics, accounts and education branches. Swimming, horse riding, field and indoor games are included in the evening routine. the Indian Navy and Army as well as the Coast Guard. Officers from friendly foreign countries are also occasionally trained at the Air Force Academy. The following are the types of training conducted at the academy: Flying training If a cadet has joined the Flying Branch, training is divided into Stage I, II and III. Each stage takes the trainee pilots from fundamental to more complex levels of aviation. It is during Stage III that the cadets are sent for specialisation on fighter, helicopter or transport aircraft. Air Traffic Control Officers' training The training at the Air Force Academy for Air Traffic Control is designed on the basis of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) procedures, altered to suit the military aviation requirements. Ground Duty Officers' training Ground Duty Officers' training is for all non-technical branches of the Indian Air Force. If the cadet has joined the Administrative, Logistics, Accounts, Education or Meteorology division, they will be trained at the Air Force Academy before joining the Air Force as Ground Duty Officer. Joint Services training Cadets of the Flying, Technical and the Ground Duty Branches are imparted Joint Services Training here for six weeks. Thereafter, cadets selected for entry into the Aeronautical Engineering Branches are sent to the Air Force Technical College at Jalahalli, Bangalore. Training includes common service subjects like administration and service knowledge. Hakimpet Air Force Station Hakimpet Air Force Station (Hakimpet AFS) is an Indian Air Force base under the Training Command. It is located 25 kilometres north of Hyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh It houses the Fighter Training Wing, the Helicopter Training School, No, 43 Equipment Depot and ancillary units. There is one runway, aligned east-west (09-27), of 7,384 feet (2,251 m) length x 150 feet (46 m) width. History[edit]

Hakimpet airfield was used in the Second World War as a transit airfield by the Royal Air Force. When India gained independence, it was taken over by the Nizam of Hyderabad. However, After the accession of Hyderabad with the Indian Union, Hakimpet fell into disuse. [1] The Conversion and Training Unit (CTU) was established in 1951 to provide Fighter Conversion Training to freshly commissioned pilots in the IAF. CTU was renamed as Jet Training Wing (JTW) in 1958 after it phased out all propeller driven aircraft. In June 1964 it was merged with No. 2 JTW (based in Bidar) and was renamed as Fighter Training Wing. Hakimpet was upgraded to a full fledged 'Air Force Station' status in December 1984. The Station Museum was established in 2001.[2] Nadirgul Airport Nadirgul is a small airstrip, 12 nm South-East of Hyderabad located on the Nagarjuna Sagar Highway. Nadirgul airfield has two runways both of which are just about 3000' long and 75' wide. The main runway is paved, while the second runway is un-paved. This airfield has been serving primarily the needs of the aspiring trainee pilots in Hyderabad. As of now Andhra Pradesh Flying Club(APFC), Flytech Aviation Academy and Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy(RGAA) are using this field to train pilots. Flytech Aviation has set up its own hangar in this field. Nadirgul has no instrument approach procedure laid as there are no radio navigational equipment installed. Nadirgul is classified to VMC conditions and no night landing facilities like REIL, REL, ALS, Taxiway lights, PAPI and VASI etc. are installed. The runway orientation is 10-28 paved surface. Nadirgul has an unpaved runway RW10R-RW28L parallel to the paved(and main)runway. The runway is slightly inclined towards RW28 (RW28 is 1804' and RW10 is 1790'). Local surface winds favor the use of RW28 till the late August and RW10 till the late February. Though not designated (and maintained) as a runway, a specific portion of the airfield is left as a cross-runway (RW14-RW32 they call). Though not often used, the primary idea is to facilitate any emergency landings, if needed during the training flights(trainees mostly fly single engine planes like Cessna 152 and Cessna 172). The circuit altitude is 2600' and the pattern is South of the field as North of Nadirgul is residential area. For all practical purposes, METAR and TAFOR issued for Hyderabad airport are used. Also, there is no specific ATC here, but the trainees usually do the needful. After the opening of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad, all the training flights were supposed to be shifted to the Begumpet Airport. But Nadirgul still remains active in service. Tower 123.250 MHz

Latitude 17* 18' 21" N Longitude 078* 33' 38" E Elevation 1811' Position R-148 HHY VOR at 12 nm

Runway Length Width Surface 10L 28R 10R 28L 3000' 75' 3000' 75' 3000' 75' 3000' 75' Paved Paved Un-paved Un-paved

Aerodrome Reference Code Number Aerodrome Reference Code Letter 2 B

Nadirgul is confidential to VMC conditions and no night landing facilities like REIL, REL, ALS, Taxiway lights, PAPI and VASI etc are installed. After the opening of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad, all the training flights were supposed to be shifted to the Begumpet Airport. But Nadirgul still remains active in service.Nadirgul is a small airstrip, 12nm South-East of Hyderabad located on the Nagarjuna Sagar Highway. Nadirgul has no instrument approach process laid as there are no radio navigational equipment installed. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (IATA: HYD, ICAO: VOHS), also known as Hyderabad International Airport, is an international airport serving the metropolis of Hyderabad located at Shamshabad, about 22 km (14 mi) south of Hyderabad. It is named after former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. It replaced the former international airport at Begumpet and commercial flight operations began on 23 March 2008. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the second public-private partnership venture after Cochin International Airport. In 201011, it was the sixth busiest in India by international and overall passenger traffic.[5] The airport features as the top among Indian airports in the ranking of world airports for the year 2013 by Skytrax.[6] It serves as a hub for SpiceJet, Lufthansa Cargo and Blue Dart Aviation and as a focus city for Air India, Jet Airways, and JetLite. Development Design and construction began in September 2005, and the airport was opened in March 2008.[7] The project is a public-private joint venture between GMR Group, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and the government of Andhra Pradesh and Airports Authority of India (AAI). GMR Group holds 63% of the equity, MAHB 11%, while the government of Andhra Pradesh and Airports Authority of India each hold 13%.

It is being developed in three phases, and when completed will provide infrastructure for 40 million passengers annually.[8] The airport is expected to be the largest in terms of area and will provide world-class facilities. After the first phase of development, it will accommodate 10 million passengers a year.[8] The cost of the project is INR 24.7 billion (US$560 million).[9] The airport is being built on an area of 5,400 acres (2,200 ha). It was designed by the UK engineering design firm Arup, which designed Dubai Terminal 3 and Beijing Terminal 3.[10] First phase In the first phase of development, the 162,000 m2 (1,740,000 sq ft) Terminal 1, with the capacity to handle 15 million passengers per annum has been constructed. Terminal 1 has 18 contact and 36 remote stands for aircraft parking. Other buildings, including the air traffic control tower, technical building, cargo hangars (100,000 tonnes capacity), maintenance hangars, utilities under a combined area of 49,500 m2 (533,000 sq ft) have been developed. A 1800-car parking lot in front of Terminal 1 is operational for the convenience of passengers and visitors. A hotel has been constructed in this phase. Air traffic control tower The ATC tower is 72 m (236 ft) tall and has a column-free perimeter to give uninterrupted views of the airfield.[11] Second phase In the second phase of the airport development, Terminal 1 will be expanded to an area of 300,000 m2 (3,200,000 sq ft) to cater to the growing demand. Post expansion, the terminal building will have 30 stands for aircraft parking. The low-cost terminal will be expanded to its full capacity of 18 million passengers per year. A second runway, needed before commencement of Terminal 2, was constructed by February 2012. An increase in established facilities such as hotels, offices, cargo and maintenance facilities will be undertaken. The total developed area at the end of this phase will be approximately 520,000 m2 (5,600,000 sq ft). Final phase The airport will reach its full maturity after the third phase. An additional floor area of 440,000 m2 (4,700,000 sq ft) will be developed bringing the total built-up area to 960,000 m2 (10,300,000 sq ft). The ultimate master plan provides for a capacity of 40 million passengers yearly[10] with the accompanying air and ground facilities. Further acquisition of land to the north and south will allow expansion of a third and fourth runway on demand. Cargo terminal The state-of-the-art cargo terminal has implemented a concept of an integrated cargo facility housing domestic and international facilities under one roof. The Air Cargo Complex has a built-in area of 14,330 m2 (154,200 sq ft). The complex is a modular building with a capacity to handle cargo

throughput of 100,000 MT annually. It has dedicated cargo apron facilities for handling regular and freighter operations.[12] Connectivity Pushpak Bus Routes Apart from normal taxi and cab services, Pushpak Airport liner run by APSRTC connects Rajiv Gandhi International airport with major parts of the city. APSRTC also provides non air-conditioned bus services at much lower fares.[16] The 11.6 km PV Narasimha Rao Expressway from Mehdipatnam to Rajendranagar provides dedicated high-speed travel to the airport and is the second longest flyover in India.[17] The Nehru Outer Ring Road serves as an controlled-access highway from Gachibowli to Shamshabad.[18] The airport is 40 km (25 mi) from Secunderabad Junction.[19] Metro rail extension from Falaknuma to Shamshabad and a dedicated train corridor from Secunderabad to airport are under planning. Hospitality The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) plans to develop a hotel corridor called Regal Broadway to cater to an estimated five million visitors to the city travelling through the international airport in 2008. The Regal Broadway Project is at a nascent stage; plans are under development. According to initial plans, the project was to be located 150-acre (0.61 km2) in Shamshabad, but reports suggest the entire project may be relocated since environment and development guidelines in the area do not permit commercial complexes. The Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel was opened in October 2008[20] with 305 rooms and suites, featuring WiFi, executive amenities, restaurants, two bars, pool and meeting rooms. The hotel also has a spa and fitness centres. Fixed base operators Ground handling services GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) has awarded ground handling concessions to two ground handlers Al-SATs Consortium and Menzies-Bobba.[21] Flight catering LSG Sky Chefs and Sky Gourmet have been awarded concessions to construct, operate, maintain, manage and develop the in-flight catering facilities. They have been allocated area measuring 2.5 acres (10,000 m2) each to operate and maintain the necessary facilities at the airport.[22] Fuelling Aircraft fuelling GHIAL has constructed and commissioned an aviation fuel farm and hydrant fueling system with state-of-the-art facilities including modern automated systems in the airport area. The airport is the

first in the country to introduce the 'open access' system allowing the air carriers to choose suppliers of their choice.[23] Vehicle fueling The vehicle fueling facilities at the airside are operated by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). The facility provides fuel to all the ground handling vehicles at the airside. BPCL has planned to start a vehicle fueling station on the landside with a 24-hour convenience store.[23] Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) has leased Air India space for an MRO facility at the airport. The existing operations at the defunct Begumpet airport are expected to be transferred to the new MRO facility. GHIAL will invest and build connecting taxiway, apron and engine run-up bay as common facilities for the Indian Airlines' MRO. The facility in Begumpet airport handles the initial maintenance checks (including C-Checks on IA's Airbus-320 aircraft). The IA will render similar service to its aircraft as well as those belonging to Air India at the new facility. MAS-GMR Aerospace Engineering Company Ltd., located in the 250 acre GMR Aerospace Park SEZ, offers base maintenance services starting with C-checks for narrow bodied aircraft like Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 including the B-737 Classic and B-737 next generation aircraft saving precious foreign exchange and aircraft downtime for most airline companies. Sabena Flight Academy GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd signed an MoU with Sabena Flight Academy to establish an Aviation Academy at the new airport. Over 80 million will be invested over the next three years covering infrastructure including accommodation for more than 200 trainees per year, six full flight simulators, cabin trainers and engineering tooling.[24]

Passenger airlines
Airlines Air Arabia Air Costa Destinations

Sharjah Chennai, Jaipur[13] Bengaluru, Chennai, Chicago-O'Hare, Delhi, Dubai,Jeddah, Kolkata, Kuwait, Air India Mumbai, Muscat, Pune, Tirupati, Vijayawada British Airways London-Heathrow Cathay Pacific Hong Kong[14] Emirates Dubai Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Flydubai Dubai Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Dubai, IndiGo Guwahati, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Raipur, Trivandrum, Vishakapatnam Jet Airways Mumbai, Tirupati, Vadodara

Airlines JetKonnect Malaysia Airlines Oman Air Qatar Airways Saudia SilkAir SpiceJet Thai Airways International Tiger Airways

Destinations Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada Kuala Lumpur Muscat Doha Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh Singapore Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Puduchery, Port Blair, Pune, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Singapore

Airlines Destinations Blue Dart Aviation Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai Cathay Pacific Cargo Bangalore, Delhi, Hong Kong[15] Lufthansa Cargo Frankfurt, Mumbai, Sharjah Singapore Airlines Cargo Singapore Thai Cargo Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Frankfurt

Cuddapah Airport History[edit] The Airport was constructed in 1953, is spread over 229.5 acres (92.9 ha) of land and has a 3,600 150 ft (1,097 46 m) runway.[1] In the 1980s, Vayudoot operated services to Kadapa from Hyderabad.[2] The State Government and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in March 2007 for developing the existing airports at Kadapa and Warangal to handle ATR-42 and ATR-72 type of aircraft [3] Upgrade[edit] A new 2 km runway was completed at a cost of Rs 21 crore in 2009 [4] and new Air Traffic Control and passenger terminal buildings are being constructed. Other facilities at the airport too will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 8 crore. The airport is being developed on a build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis.[2]

Sri Sathya Sai Airport Sri Sathya Sai Airport (IATA: PUT, ICAO: VOPN) is located at Puttaparthi in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The airport is named for Sathya Sai Baba, the Indian guru. It is a small airport with more facilities for chartered flights rather than commercial aircraft. Sri Sathya Sai Airport is located in Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a small airport with a of charter flights running to here but at present no schedule services operate from here. The airport's owner, the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, which manages the religious and philanthropic assets and work of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, has invited bids for it and put the floor price at Rs 600 crore. One big attraction of this airport is that it is only 70 km from the Bangalore International Airport, coming up in Devanahalli. The vantage location will allow airlines to feed the southern sector, which currently has 30 major and minor airports. The other is that, to sweeten the deal, the Trust is throwing in 2,000 acres of adjoining land. The additional land could be used either for real estate development or for setting up a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility. The airport is spread over 450 acres. Its runway is 2,230 metres long and currently being used mostly by chartered aircraft. Of late, Kingfisher and Indian have been using this airport as a stopover for their Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam services. The buzz in the industry is that G R Gopinath, who pioneered low-cost flying in India with Air Deccan, has tied up with a Mumbai-based public figure to put in a bid. Gopinath, however, has denied reports. It is being said that Dubai-based real estate developer Limitless LLC could also be in the fray. Limitless is an integrated real estate development company and a business unit of Dubai World, one of Dubai's leading business groups. Rajahmundry Airport Rajahmundry Airport (IATA: RJA, ICAO: VORY) is located at Madhurapudi, 18 km North of Rajahmundry in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Besides commercial flights to Hyderabad, the air strip is extensively used by the helicopters of the ONGC and other government agencies for its offshore oil exploration operations.[1] History[edit] The airport was constructed during the British era and is spread over an area of 366 acres. It was served by Vayudoot between 1985 and 1994 and by VIF Airways in 1995.[2] The Andhra Pradesh government signed a MoU worth Rs. 23 crore with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in February 2007 for modernising the airport.[1] Works on the new terminal building to accommodate 150 passengers and control tower were completed in 2011 at a cost of Rs 38 crore. The terminal was inaugurated on 16 May 2012.[3] The AAI's plans to extend the existing runway from 1,749 metres to 3,000 metres to enable landing of aircraft like the Airbus A320 has met with resistance from local

land-owners.[4] Approximately 700 more acres would be needed for this expansion.[3] Limited by runway length, airlines operate smaller 70 seat turbo-prop aircraft like the ATR-72 (Jet Airways)and the Q-400 (SpiceJet) into Rajahmundry. As of now , The government sanctioned about 80 crore rupees for its expansion. People from East and West Godadvari Districts use Rajahmundry Airport to travel to Hyderabad, Banglore and Chennai.

Passenger Airlines Destinations Jet Konnect Hyderabad Spicejet Hyderabad

Tirupati Airport Tirupati Airport (also known as Renigunta Airport) (IATA: TIR, ICAO: VOTP) (Telugu : ) is located at Tirumala - Tirupati in Chittoor Dist in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The airport is situated at a distance of 14 km from Tirupati city. The government in January 2012 announced that by February 2013, night landing facilities would be installed at the airport and 400 acres of land would be acquired to upgrade it to international status.[1]

Airlines Destinations Air India Delhi, Hyderabad Jet Konnect Hyderabad, Mumbai SpiceJet Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune International airport
On 8 October 2008, the Government of India announced that it will upgrade Tirupati Airport providing wider choices of air travel.[2] The Prime Minister of India Shri Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for Tirupati International Airport on September 1, 2010[3] Vijayawada Airport Vijayawada Airport (IATA: VGA, ICAO: VOBZ) (Telugu: ) is situated at a

distance of 18 kilometers from the city of Vijayawada on National Highway 5 connecting Chennai to Kolkata. It is a mid-sized domestic airport serving interiors of Andhra Pradesh and its neighboring states of India. Its longest runway is 7,500 feet in length at an elevation of 82 feet, resulting in more flights landing, including the wide-bodied aircraft.[1] Due to an increase in air traffic from this region, Airports Authority of India is developing and making infrastructural changes to the airport.[2] Airport Services[edit] Fuellers

##Hindustan Petroleum Airlines and destinations[edit] The airport, which had only Kingfisher Airline operating two flights - one each to Hyderabad and Bangalore previously, now has six flights a day taking off to various destinations.[2][3] National Carrier, Air India introduced a new service from Delhi to Vijayawada via Hyderabad from 2011,October 30. An Airbus A-319 with 122 seats capacity will be connected to Vijayawada.[4] Passengers from Vijayawada will have easy connectivity from to Chicago, New York and Toronto with stops (One hour wait - no plane change) at Hyderabad and change of aircraft in New Delhi, but a single ticket is issued from Vijayawada.4 A321, 2 B737-200 and 1 F-27 can be parked at a time.[5][6] Private airlines, Spicejet and Jet Airways introduced a direct flight from Gannavaram to Hyderabad. The SpiceJet introduced a 78-seater Q-400 aircraft from September 28, 2011 between Vijayawada and Hyderabad daily - in the morning (8.30 am), While Jet Airways is operating a 62-seater ATR 72500 aircraft, a direct flight to Hyderabad six days a week[7] and introduced additional flight to Bangalore.[1] Air Costa, a regional domestic airline started operations on 14th Oct 2013, with Vijayawada as its operational hub and Chennai as maintenance hub.

Airlines Destinations Air India Delhi, Hyderabad Jet Airways Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai Spicejet Bangalore, Hyderabad Air Costa Jaipur, Bangalore

Visakhapatnam Airport Visakhapatnam Airport (IATA: VTZ, ICAO: VOVZ) is a customs airport serving the Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) from Visakhapatnam and is the second busiest airport in Andhra Pradesh after Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. It is controlled by the Indian Navy, which carries out air traffic control support for both military and civil traffic. The airport has experienced mass growth in the last decade, with the construction of a new terminal and runway, and the implementation of international routes to Dubai and Singapore.[3] The Airport is a non-towered airport, but has an air traffic control system in presence. Controllers are ground-based and direct aircraft movements via radio and other communication links. The airport's new terminal building has 3 Jet bridges.

Prior to redevelopment, the airport saw low numbers of air traffic: in 1999 it was served with only one daily flight. On Jun 16, 2007, T. Subbarami Reddy, the then Union Minister announced that the Airport was fully prepared for international flights. A new and extended runway was build to land the Airbus A320 aircraft operated by Air Deccan. There were appeals to make Vizag airport an International Airport ever since then.[4] Immediately the next month, JetLite and Air Deccan started flights to Visakhapatnam.[5] Union minister of

state for HRD, D.Purandeswari announced that after discussions with the defence minister M.M.Pallam Raju and Airport Authority of India, a decision has been made, so as to begin international and intercontinental operations from Visakhapatnam Airport.[6] A new terminal building was inaugurated on 20 February 2009.[7] Howerver, it was not operational until on 27 March 2009, when the landing of a JetLite airliner from Delhi marked the commencement of operations from the new integrated terminal building complex at the airport. The runway in use was originally 6,000 ft (1,800 m). The Indian Union Minister of State for Mines T Subbirami Reddy inaugurated the newly constructed 10,500 ft (3,200 m) and 60 m (200 ft) wide runway at the Vizag Airport on 15 June 2007. With the installation and calibration of the instrument landing system, Visakhapatnam got night landing capabilities in July 2007, with the Dornier of the Indian Navy taking off from the new landing facility. The night landing facility became operational from 30 March 2008 for commercial airlines with SpiceJet being the first airline to use the facility. A memorandum of understanding between the Airports Authority of India and Sathyabama University was signed to start a Flying Club and Aeronautical Institute at the airport.

International expansion[edit]
In January 2012, the state-run national flag carrier Air India announced that they would begin operations between Dubai and Visakhapatnam via Hyderabad from March 25, 2012. The Union government announced that more carriers like IndiGo and Air Arabia would begin operations international soon.[8] Though a significant growth of domestic flights landing at Visakhapatnam, there have been no international flights to the region for a very long period of time. On November 18, 2011, 'The Hindu BusinessLine' reported that operating international flights required the airline operators to produced a written consent. However, the airline operators plea that the airport needs to being round-the-clock operations first.[9] Previously, SilkAir expressed interest in the airport, however they required an overnight slot which was nor arranged by the naval authorities resulting in the airline losing faith in the airport.[10] Finally on January 21, 2012, The Indian navy announced that they will appoint trained professionals and gather all the equipment for round-the-clock operations at the airport which allows international flights to acquire parking lots.[11] On February 3, 2012, The director of the Airports Authority of India announced that the First international flight from Visakhapatnam Airport, Air India(AI) Flight 952 would takeoff to Dubai International Airport on March 25, 2012. The bookings were opened both on the Air India Website and also at the airports. It was announced that the inspection of the airport was done and Visakhapatnam was listed as an International Airport. Air India announced the flight numbers as AI951 (Dubai-Visakhapatnam) and AI952 (Visakhapatnam-Dubai) both via Hyderabad International Airport.[12] The inaugural flight from Visakhapatnam was sold in seconds after the bookings started on the Air India Website. The Times of India announced that Singapore Airlines agreed on starting a direct flight from Visakhapatnam International Airport to Singapore Changi International Airport.[13] On October 19, Silkair, the subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, became the second international airline to operate flights from Visakhapatnam, with direct services to Singapore.[14] About Vizag Airport

Visakhapatnam Airport is located 7Km from the city centre this airport is the second busiest in Andhra Pradesh and runs domestic services to the major Indian cities such as Delhi (Air India), Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai (Jet Airways) and Bangalore and Pune (Kingfisher Airlines). Vizag is the short name for Visakhapatnam which is named after local goddess Visakhi. This Includes 20 check-in counters, duty free shops, customs and immigration counters, snack bars, child care centres, and special lounges for VIPs and CIP. Vizag airport is ranked 13 among India aiports as per AAI.The airport currently functions only between 8 am and 8 pm only. Vizag airport handles 12 domestic services to cater to the needs of north coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and the neighbouring districts of Orissa and some parts of Chhattisgarh. The port city, which has a population of twenty lakh, has been growing rapidly with the influx of IT and industrial honchos setting up shops here. Nearly 7 lakh passengers fly in and fly out of the Vizag airport every year.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Air India IndiGo Jet Airways Jet Konnect SpiceJet Silk Air, Singapore Airline, Singapore Virgin Australian Airline Destinations Delhi, Dubai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Raipur Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata,Mumbai Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Mumbai Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai

Ramagundam Airport Ramagundam Airport (IATA: RMD, ICAO: VORG) is serving the city of Ramagundam, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. This airport is located close to Basanth Nagar Kesoram's cement factory. It was used when the Government of India was operating Vayudoot a subsidiary of Air India and Indian Airlines. After the closure of Vayudoot, it has not been regular use. As of 2010, it is only used for landing of any VIP's flights or for emergency landing of flights. The Andhra Pradesh state government is planning to develop this airport as a part of developing a third airport in Telangana region. Daporijo Airport Daporijo Airport (IATA: DEP, ICAO: VEDZ) is located at Daporijo in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Daporijo used to have scheduled services in the 1980s and early 1990s from Vayudoot. The airport had flights to Guwahati and Dibrugarh on Dornier Do 228 aircraft. Currently, there is no scheduled commercial air service to the airport, although the airport is used by the Indian Army. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to develop the airport for operation of ATR-42/ATR-72 type of aircraft.[1] Zero Airport

Zero Airport[1] or Ziro Airport (IATA: ZER, ICAO: VEZO) is located at Ziro in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India. In the past, Vayudoot and Air India used to operate daily flights to the airport. Jet Airways showed interest in flying into the airport from Delhi, but did not commence operations. A Pre-feasibility study was conducted by the Ministry of Civil Aviation for operationalising the airport to ATR-42 class of aircraft in 2008. The study found it unfeasible to extend the 1220 metre runway to accommodate a 50-seater aircraft, due to unauthorized constructions along the boundary wall. It was proposed that a new runway measuring 2010 metres be built on land adjacent to the current runway and all airport structures like ATC tower, fire station and terminal building be relocated.[2] Chabua Air Force Station Chabua Air Force Station (ICAO: VECA) is an Indian Air Force base located at Chabua of Dibrugarh district in the state of Assam, India. Currently used as a training airfield, the MiG-21 (FL) fighters assigned train young fighter pilots, thus, enabling a smooth transition to an operational role in the frontline squadrons of IAF. The unit calls itself the young ones. Formed in October, 1966 with the motto Abhyasen hi Kaushalayam, the unit has a glorious and chequered history since its establishment. Seven Vir Chakra, a Vayu Sena Medal and five Mention-in-Despatches won by the unit is a testimony to the gallantry of the unit. More recently, the unit has been declared as the `best fighter squadron' of EAC for the current year. History[edit] This Base was built in 1939. During World War II it was a major supply point for the ferrying of supplies to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's forces in and around Kunming, China. This was known as "Flying the Hump". The Japanese occupation of Burma in 1942 had cut off the Burma Road, the last land route by which the Allies could deliver aid to the Chinese Government of Chiang Kai-shek. Until the Burma Road could be retaken and the Ledo Road completed, the only supply route available was the costly and dangerous route for transport planes over the Himalayas between India's Assam Valley and Kunming, China. This route became known as the Himalayan Hump or simply The Hump. Operated initially by the United States Army Air Forces Ferrying Command (Later Air Transport Command) China Ferrying Command (later ATC India China Wing). The 1st Ferrying (later Transport) Group operated three squadrons of C-47 Skytrain and C-46 Commando aircraft from Chabua. The airfield was also an important layover stop of the ATC Karachi-Kunming air transport route. Flights operated west to Agra Airport, Willingdon Airfield (New Delhi), Gaya Airport, Assam (Borjhar Airport) and east into Dali Airport, and Kunming (Wujiaba Airport) in China While the route kept the transports relatively free from enemy attack (Enemy action destroyed only seven aircraft, killing 13 men) it led over rugged terrain, through violent storms, with snow and ice at the higher altitudes the planes flew over the mountains. Flying the Himalayan Hump would turn out to be some of the most dangerous flying in the world. Over the course of action there were 460 aircraft and 792 men lost. Still, the operations were a success. There were 167,285 trips that moved 740,000 tons of material to support Chinese troops and other Allied forces.

In addition to the ATC transport units, elements of the Tenth Air Force 380th Bombardment Group, 375th Bombardment Squadron operated B-24 Liberators from the airfield, flying long range bombardment missions into Burma, south China, Thailand (Bangkok) and well as French Indochina (Haiphong). A total of 8 B-24s were lost. Also the B-24s were used to ferry aircraft fuel into China. The airfield was abandoned after the war. In 1962, in response to the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the subsequent threat it posed to the North-East, the IAF commenced operations from this airfield. Initially Dakotas and Vampires, later Hunters, Otters and Mi-4 helicopters commenced air operations form Chabua air base. In the mid-seventies, subsequent to the runway upgradation and renovation, the supersonic MiG-21 became the mainstay fighter aircraft operating from here till date. The country's eastern sector bordering China got fortified on March,08,2011,Tuesday with the induction of the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft at the Chabua Air Force Station. The initiation was done through a symbolic ceremony with the inaugural flight of the Sukhoi Su30MKI taking off from here. It also performed an overshoot before landing. Wing Commander K Sundaramani and Flt-Lt MB Walunj took off for the first sortie on the Sukhoi Su30MKI in the presence of senior officers of the Indian Air Force, including Air Marshal KK Nohwar, Air Officer Commanding in Chief Eastern Air Command, Air Commodore Mrigendra Singh, Air officer Commanding, Chabua Air Force Station . This was followed by a fly past by three Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft. Speaking to the media, Air Marshal Nohwar said the induction of the highly sophisticated aircraft was part of the process to ascertain that the borders in the eastern part of the country remain free from any intrusion. "The Chabua station (102 Sqn, 14 Wing) is the easternmost fighter base of the country. It is the first line of defence in the east and the induction of the Sukhoi Su-30MKI will strengthen its capability," added Nohwar. The Air Marshal said the Vijaynagar runway in Arunchal Pradesh was being repaired and will be soon open to operations of the fixed wing aircraft for better air maintenance. At present, the Air Force has a fleet of around 270 Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft. Describing the special features of the fighter plane, Nohwar said the Sukhoi Su-30MKI was a state-ofthe-art aircraft for better maintenance. Chabua is the second airbase in the northeast after Tezpur to house the Sukhois, capable of striking targets inside China with a cruising speed range of 3,200 km, which can be more than doubled with mid-air refuelling by IL-78 aircraft. The Air Force base at Chabua was constructed in 1939. The air field was extensively used for launching operations against the Japanese. In 1962, the IAF commenced operations in response to the Chinese invasion of Tibet and threat to the northeast. While India is only now trying to counter China's massive build-up of military infrastructure all along the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control, the People's Liberation Army (Air Force) already has at least six fully functional airbases in Tibet and three in south China. The Linzi airbase, for instance, is not even 30 km away from the LAC in Arunachal.

Dibrugarh Airport Dibrugarh Airport (Hindi: ) (Assamese: ) (IATA: DIB, ICAO: VEMN),

known as Mohanbari Airport, is located at Mohanbari, distance about 15 KM North East from Dibrugarh town, Assam, India. 'Mohanbari Airport', in Dibrugarh city is the Eastern most civillian airport of India. Indian Arilines, Air India (Regional), Air Sahara and Kingfisher Airlines operate regular flights to almost all the important cities of India. There is a popular demand for starting international flights from this airport to SouthEast Asian destinations. Dibrugarh is one of the fastest growing economic regions of Eastern India.

Dibrugarh Airport, New Terminal building opened in February, 2009,it occupies an area of 10,536 m2 (113,410 sq ft),a state-of-the-art and integrated terminal. New Terminal building has 500 passenger seating capacity (250 Arrival/250 Departure),10 Check-in Counter,2 security check-in, two aerobridges and 5 remote parking bays.

Dibrugarh airport has runway 05/23, with length 1,829 m (6,001 ft). DVOR,DME,NDB navigation aids available in Dibrugarh Airport. Landing Aids and Visual Instruments available in Dibrugarh airport on Runway 05 are ILS CAT I, PAPI-3,VASI-NIL ,On Runway 23 ILS -NIL, PAPI-NIL, VASI-NIL

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Dimapur, Kolkata Air India Regional Guwahati IndiGo Kolkata, Delhi JetLite Guwahati, Delhi, Ahmedabad Pawan Hans Itanagar, Naharlagun, Pasighat Pawan Hans ONGC

Sookerating Air Force Station Sookerating Air Force Station is an Indian Air Force base located at Sookerating in the state of Assam, India. Its current status is undetermined and may be in a reserve status. During World War II, the airfield was used as a transport base by the United States Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force and Air Transport Command. From the airfield, numerous C-46 Commando aircraft flew north into China over "the Hump" to resupply Allied forces. The airfield was also used as a combat fighter airfield in 1942 to defend the Assam Valley against Japanese forces advancing from Burma.

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (IATA: GAU, ICAO: VEGT), (Assamese : ), also known as Guwhti International Airport and formerly as Borjhar Airport, is the primary international airport of the North-Eastern States of India, situated at Borjhar in Guwahati, Assam, named after Gopinath Bordoloi, who was a freedom fighter and also the first Chief Minister of Assam after independence. The airport is managed by Airports Authority of India and also serves as Indian Air Force base. Facilities: The airport is undergoing renovations to enable it to handle increased air traffic. The upgrade is due to be completed by the end of 2009. The overhaul will include cosmetic and operational changes. This will include an A380 ready runway and Jetways in the terminal. The Airport Authority of India has plan to make this airport a major international airport of India connecting mainly the south east Asia with India Guwahati airport is a major hub for flights to North-East India, known as the Nine Perfect Jewels or Seven Sisters. Helicopter services are operated from Guwahati to Shillong (30 min), Tura (50 min), Naharlagun (Itanagar), Tawang (75 min) by Pawan Hans, a helicopter service. This is the only international airport in north eastern India. Planning is going on to renovate the airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger Airlines Air India Air India Regional Druk Air GoAir
IndiGo Jet Airways JetKonnect Destinations Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata, Bagdogra Agartala, Aizawl, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Lilabari, Silchar, Tezpur Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Paro Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Bagdogra, Kolkata, Mumbai Chennai, Delhi, Imphal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Agartala, Hyderabad, Bagdogra, Ahmedabad Aizawl, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata, Mumbai, Silchar, Vadodara, Bagdogra Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Goa, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Bagdogra Itanagar, Shillong, Tawang, Tura Agartala, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Port Blair

Pawan Hans SpiceJet Charter Airlines Destinations NorthEast Shuttles Cooch Behar Pawan Hans Shillong

Jorhat Airport

Jorhat Airport (IATA: JRH, ICAO: VEJT) (Assamese: ) (also known as Rowriah Airport) is located 3 Kilometres South-West of Jorhat city, Assam, India. The civil enclave, run by the Airports Authority of India is the 2nd busiest airport in Assam After Guwahati. Air India Regional cancelled all its flights to Jorhat from 1st January 2013, leaving Jet Airways and Jet Konnect are the only airlines operating in and out of Jorhat. Established in early 1950s,[1] Jorhat AFS is the Indian Air Force's first air base in the East. It is primarily a transport base for launching aircraft that carry out airdrops in the Naga Hills and Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. It is equipped with two squadrons of An-32 transport aircraft and air logistics are provided from Jorhat to the Kameng, Subansiri, Siang, Lohit and Tirap districts of Arunachal Pradesh.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Jet Airways Kolkata JetKonnect Guwahati, Kolkata, Bengaluru

Lilabari Airport The Lilabari airport project in Lakhimpur began after hectic campaigning and lobbying by local Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Ranee Narah in 1999-2003.[1] Construction of the airport had finished by 2003, and the terminal was inaugurated by then Union Civil Aviation Minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain.[1][2] At present, the Lilabari airport in Lakhimpur is connected to Kolkata and Guwahati by an Alliance Air flight on Sundays and Fridays. Recently there has been plans made for expanding the service to five flights a week.[1] Rupsi Airport Rupsi Airport (IATA: RUP, ICAO: VERU) is an airport located about 23 km (12.4 NM) from Dhubri town, in the Assam state of India.[2] The airport has single domestic terminal with a very small peak hour passenger handling capacity. There are no domestic airlines operating from this airport at present. Facilities[edit] The airport covers an area of 447 acres (180.9 ha) at at an elevation of 131 feet (40 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated 05/23 which measures 6,000 by 150 feet (1,829 46 m).[1] Silchar Airport Silchar Airport (IATA: IXS, ICAO: VEKU) is located in Silchar in the state of Assam, India built by the British in 1944 and is also a Civil enclave airport as it is under the control of Indian Air Force. The airport is situated on the foothills of the Barail range. It is the fourth busiest airport of the northeastern India next to Guwahati, Agartala and Imphal. Silchar Airport handles about 230,000

passengers yearly. Approximately 30 flights per week depart from the Silchar Airport for cities like Imphal, Guwahati, Kolkata, Jorhat and Agartala. It is equipped with Instrument Landing System and Night landing facility. Plans are on to set up a new integrated terminal which would facilitate modern passenger comfort and accommodate more passengers.Night Landing Facility is soon to be made available which would enable many other airlines to operate to/from silchar. The airport area is surrounded by tea gardens, so one can enjoy a nice and a clear view of those tea gardens during take off and landing. On 15 March 2003 Indian Airlines (now Air India) started using ATR 42-320 (operated by Alliance Air) aircraft to Kolkata, Imphal and Guwahati routes. After a long wait for many years the runway and apron extension work finally get completed on August 2007 and then the last Boeing 737-200 flight that took off to Kolkata was on 2 September 2007 which was operated by Alliance Air (present name Air India Regional) and Air India started operating Airbus A320 to Kolkata on the next day as the older Boeing 737 aircraft were not in safety zone in terms of flying purpose. On May 2011 JetKonnect a subsidiary company of Jet Airways introduced daily flights on Kolkata and Guwahati routes using ATR 72 aircraft. History[edit] It was constructed by the British during the Second World War in 1944. The full scale operation was started in March 44 Led by Sqn Ldr Hem Chaudhuri, It participated in the siege of Kohima and Imphal during World War II. In March 1966, No. 403 Air Force Station was formed at Kumbhirgram. After three years of formation of Air Force Station Kumbhirgram, 110 HU moved into the station from Tezpur on 08 Sep 1969. Back in 1948 Jamair used to operate flights between Kolkata and Silchar providing air supply necessities. Previously silchar was also served by Vayudoot between late 80's and 90's and then by Air Deccan which started flights between kolkata and silchar back in November 2005 then later on it became Kingfisher Red in 2008 but the airline stopped operating from silchar on February 2012. In December 1985, Indian Airlines (now Air India) operated the first all-woman crew flight in the world from Kolkata to Silchar using a Fokker F-27 Friendship aircraft which was commanded by Captain Saudamini Deshmukh along with first officer Nivedita Bhasin.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Air India Air India Regional Jet Airways Destinations Kolkata (4 days a week. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) Guwahati (Daily), Imphal (Daily), Kolkata (Daily) Guwahati (Daily), Kolkata (Daily), Jorhat (4 days a week), Imphal (3 days a week

Technical Information[edit] Silchar airport is situated at an elevation of 338 feet above the sea level. It covers the land area of 36.70 Acres. There is only one domestic terminal at Silchar airport and is equipped with modern facilities for the passengers. The terminal has four check-in counters and a capacity to handle nearly 300 passengers at a given time with 150 each at the arrival and the departure section. Rest rooms are also available for transit passengers with charges applied as per AAI rules. There are two conveyor belts available in the arrival building to support many aircraft at a single time. Indian Oil handles the Aviation fuel service department of Silchar Airport. Silchar airport has a variety of options for eating and shopping at the airport premises. Passengers can easily find shops to quench their hunger and thirst in transit. Moreover, shops selling local handicraft items are also there at the airport.The airport comes under the administrative control of the Airports Authority of India. The guidelines prescribed by the Airports Authority of India are adhered to while carrying out the daily operations of Silchar Airport. Tezpur Airport Tezpur Airport (IATA: TEZ, ICAO: VETZ) is located in Tezpur in the state of Assam, India. It is also known as Salonibari Airport based on the village/township of Salonibari where it is located.[1] History[edit] The airfield in Tezpur was constructed by the British Royal Indian Air Force during World War II in 1942. It was used by the United States Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber base by the 7th Bombardment Group. After the war, it was subsequently developed into a full-fledged air force base in 1959. Since its inception, it has been one of the most active bases in the Northeast of India with a variety of fixed and rotary wing aircraft operating from there. The first aircraft that flew at this base were Vampires and Toofani 101 reconnaissance squadron. In fact, in the last 25 years, it was home to the IAF MiG-21 fleet which was used extensively to train rookie pilots for the Indian Air Force. The aircraft continues to serve the air force, operating from other bases in the Northeast. Darbhanga Airport Darbhanga Airport is a Longest runway airport of Bihar serving Indian Air Force at present. It is spread over a 200 acre area of the city. This was built exclusively for the use of Maharajah of Darbhanga's aeroplanes.This Airport is presently under the control of Indian Air Force. Spirit Air Pvt. Ltd started operations from Darbhanga in 2009 was forced to withdraw due to its smaller strip.Very soon Skyfisher Airways would start air service from Darbhanga to Ranchi, Kathmandu, Raxaul and Varanasi as well. Darbhanga Aviations was a private Indian airline started by Maharaja Kameshwar Singh of Darbhanga. Darbhanga Aviation was started in 1950 with three Aeroplanes and became defunct by 1962. Gaya Airport

Gaya Airport, also known as Bodhgaya Airport, (IATA: GAY, ICAO: VEGY) is a public airport serving Gaya, Bihar, India. This airport is 5 kilometres away from the temple city of Bodhgaya which is Gautama Buddha's place of enlightenment. It is the second busiest airport in Bihar after Patna. Gaya airport is spread over an area of 954 acres. An additional 100 acres of land is under encroachment while another 100 acres of land from four villages is to be acquired for runway expansion. The airport terminal building, spread over 7,500 square metres can handle 250 incoming and 250 outgoing passengers. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to develop the airport as a standby to the Kolkata Airport.[4] Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal had informed the Rajya Sabha on 28 August 2013 that Airports Authority of India (AAI) has requested the government of Bihar for acquisition of around 200 acres for expansion of Gaya airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Destinations Air India New Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Yangon Druk Air Paro, Kathmandu Mihin Lanka Seasonal: Colombo, Hambantota Myanmar Airways International Mandalay, Yangon Thai Airways International Seasonal: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Varanasi Airlines

Muzaffarpur Airport Muzaffarpur Airport (IATA: MZU, ICAO: VEMZ) is a civil airport at Muzaffarpur, in the state of Bihar, India. It was built to facilitate the arrival of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The airport is spread over 102 acres, located five kilometres west of the city on State Highway 46. Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport Patna Airport[4] (IATA: PAT, ICAO: VEPT), also known as Jaiprakash Narayan Airport, Patna[5][6] is an airport located 5 kilometres (2.7 NM)[4] southwest of Patna, the capital of state of Bihar in India. According to the statistics released by the Airports Authority of India, the agency responsible for the airport, it is the 21th busiest airport in India, and domestic traffic is growing rapidly.It is classified as an Restricted International Airport by AAI. Due to a lots of developoment work in Bihar, the AAI has planned to open a new International airport in Bihta near Patna. A Nalanda International airport is also proposed, to facilitate the foreign deligates for ongoing Nalanda International University, a world class international University construction is in Progress.

The airport covers an area of 254 acres (102.8 ha) and resides at an elevation of 170 feet (52 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 07/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,954 by 45 metres (6,411 148 ft).[4][7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines provide passenger service to destinations in India:[8]

Airlines Destinations Air India Delhi, Ranchi, Kolkata GoAir Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Ranchi, Srinagar, Pune Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Mumbai, IndiGo Vishakhapatnam, Jammu Jet Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow Airways JetKonnect Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Goa, Kolkata Spirit Air Charter: Purnea

Airlines Destinations Blue Dart Aviation Delhi

Purnea Airport

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Spirit Air Private Limited, in association with Bangalore-based Door to Door Services Limited (DTDS), has started[1] non-scheduled flight services on Patna-Purnea and PurneaCalcutta routes flying twice a week to Kolkata and Patna.The flight takes just 50 minutes to fly from Purnia to Patna.[2]
Airlines Destinations Spirit Air Patna, Kolkata

Chandigarh Airport Chandigarh Airport (IATA: IXC, ICAO: VICG) is located in the Union Territory of Chandigarh (Capital city of Haryana and Punjab, India. It is listed as one of the major airports in North India. Work is underway for an International terminal. A total of 19 domestic flights connect Chandigarh to different destinations in India.

International terminal[edit]
A new International Terminal is being built at Mohali. Work on the international terminal, upgrading of the domestic terminal, construction of three link taxiways, parallel taxi track,

cargo complex and hangars of flying club activities and runway extension have been completed. The terminal will have 4 aero-bridges, construction of apron for parking three in contact and eight remote parking stands for wide-bodied jet aircraft. The project has both Punjab and Haryana as partners.[1] The International terminal is located on 306 acres (1.24 km2) land in Jheorehri village, near Mohali. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority is spending Rs 1,700 crore to connect this airport with Punjab.[2]

Naming Controversy[edit]
Originally, it was proposed to name the airport as Mohali International Airport due to its proximity to the town of Mohali in Punjab. However, in 2008, Haryana demanded a stake in the airport,[1] thus resulting in Punjab and Harayana reaching an agreement to name it Chandigarh International Airport.[3] This airport would not be greenfield but the present Indian air force base would be used.[4]

Project plan[edit]
The project includes building an international terminal near the existing Chandigarh Indian Air Force base and further expansion of the domestic terminal. Also, the existing runway will be expanded to handle large passenger aircraft. 306 acres (1.24 km2) of land has been acquired by GMADA and the construction work was slated to begin by August 2009.[5][6] Construction began in January 2010.[7][8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Delhi, Mumbai GoAir Bangalore, Goa, Mumbai IndiGo Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai Jet Airways Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Leh JetKonnect Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai SpiceJet Delhi, Srinagar, Mumbai

Bilaspur Airport Bilaspur Airport (IATA: PAB, ICAO: VABI) is located at the village of Chakarbhatta, 10 km south of Bilaspur, in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. It is owned by the Airports Authority of India. It is currently being used for General aviation and pilot training.[1] The Indian Army intends to take over the airport and establish a training facility for the special forces. The existing para-commando training facility at Nahan, Himachal Pradesh will be shifted to Bilaspur.[2][3] The Army wants use of the entire airport while AAI has made a conditional offer of parting with 377 acres while retaining 56 acres for a civil enclave.[4] Structure[edit]

Elevation of the airfield is 276 metres MSL. Runway 17/35 is 1535 metres long and 25 metres wide with turning pads at both ends. A 630 metre long taxiway connects the runway to a small Helipad cum apron. Raigarh Airport Raigarh Airport is located near Kondatarai, 9 km (5.6 mi) south of Raigarh, in Chhattisgarh, India. The air strip is used mainly for small aircraft and choppers.[1] Expansion[edit] The State Government signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on 24 July 2013 to develop Raigarh as the state's second airport for domestic flights. The airport is expected become operational by May 2017, initially only catering to 70 seater aircraft like the ATR-72. [1] The airport will be developed in two phases over three years. The runway will be upgraded to 1,870 metres in the first phase and to 2,000 metres in the second. Total cost is estimated to be Rs. 280 crores.[2] Swami Vivekananda Airport Swami Vivekananda International Airport (IATA: RPR, ICAO: VARP) formerly known as Mana Airport is located 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Raipur, in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. In 2006, this Airport witnessed an 82% increase in passenger traffic (the highest in the country for that year). The Airport is one of the 35 non-metro airports presently being modernised by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). On 24 January 2012, The Union cabinet of India approved the State government's proposal for renaming Raipur airport after India's greatest son and well known saint Swami Vivekananda who spent 2 years of his teenage in Raipur.[1] It is currently served by Air India, Jet Airways, Jetlite and IndiGo while Kingfisher Airlines suspended its operations in Nov 2011 due to its bad financial condition. There are also non-scheduled services by Air Odisha[2] to Bhubaneswar and Air Taxi services by Chhattisgarh Air Link which flies from here to other cities of Chhattisgarh.[3]

New integrated terminal[edit]

A new integrated terminal covering an area of 10,500 m2 (2.6 acres) has been constructed by a joint venture of Era Infra Engineering and KMB from Ukraine at a cost of 136 crore (US$21 million).[4] It was inaugurated on 7 November 2012 by President Pranab Mukherjee.[5][6] The new terminal has 2 aero-bridges, 20 check-in counters, 2 x-ray luggage machines, 3 security check points and 3 conveyor belts for luggage.[7][8] The terminal also has a provision on 15 immigration counters for prospective international flights.[citation needed] The international terminal is upgraded and starting international operations , connecting the city to South-East Asia and the Middle East.The new terminal will be used for domestic flights, while the international terminal is renovated to handle international operations. Currently four international carriers have shown interest to start operations to Bangkok, Dubai, Qatar,New York,Sedney and Singapore once the airport is ready to start international operations.

The airfield is equipped with night landing facilities and a CAT- 1 Instrument Landing System (ILS) as well as Navigational facilities like DVOR, DME, and an NDB. [9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled airlines[edit]
Airlines Destinations Air India Delhi, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam IndiGo Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai Jet Airways Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, JetKonnect Delhi, Mumbai

Non Scheduled airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations [10] Chhattisgarh Air Link Ambikapur, Bilaspur, Jagdalpur, Jashpur, Korba, Raigarh Air Odisha[2] Bhubaneswar

Diu Airport Diu Airport (IATA: DIU) is a civilian aerodrome located at Diu in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, India. Besides Diu, it also serves the neighbouring areas of Gujarat, including Veraval and Jafrabad.

Diu airport was built in the 1954 when Diu was part of Portuguese India.[1] Transportes Areos da ndia Portuguesa(TAIP), commenced operations to Diu on 16 August 1955. The Airline linked Diu with Goa, Daman and Karachi[2] until December 1961 when the Indian air force bombed the airfield. [3]

Diu Airport's main runway 05/23 is 5922 ft (1826 Mtrs)long and 45 mtrs wide. connected to an apron measuring 60 by 90 metres via two taxiways.The Airport Terminal can accommodate 100 passengers each in the arrivals and departure halls. A Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) is Diu's sole Navigational Aid. [4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Jet Airways Mumbai, Porbander

The airport operators are talking of starting a private airline servive to Daman from December 2013.[5]
Daman Airport Daman Airport (IATA: NMB, ICAO: VADN) is a military airbase located at Daman in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, India. It is home to the Indian Coast Guard Air Station, Daman which provides ATC and parking facilities to Defence as well as civilian aircraft. [1] History[edit] Daman airport was built in the 1950s when Daman was part of Portuguese India. Transportes Areos da ndia Portuguesa(TAIP), commenced operations to Daman on 29 August 1955. The Airline linked Daman with Goa, Diu and Karachi until December 1961 when TAIP ceased operations. [2] The Indian Coast Guard deployed its first Dornier Squadron at Daman in January 1987 followed by its first full fledged Air Station in October 1987.[1] Structure[edit] Daman Airport has two intersecting asphalt runways. Main runway 03/21 is 5910 ft (1801 Mtrs)long and 45 mtrs wide while secondary Runway 10/28 is 3284 ft (1001 mtrs) long and 25 mtrs wide.The Airport is equipped with state of art Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR), Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI), Doppler Very High Frequency Omni directional Radio Range (DVOR) Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) & Non-Directional Beacon (NDB), as Navigational Aids. [1] Indian Coast Guard Air Station[edit] The station has two squadrons under its administrative and operational control. ##750 SQN(ICG) - operating Dornier 228 Aircraft ##841 SQN(ICG) - operating Chetak Helicopters The station also caters for maritime reconnaissance and SAR coverage along the North West coast. Dornier and Chetak aircraft are detached from Daman for various operational commitment along the North West Coast. Conduct of adventurous activities is a regular feature, for that the station is equipped with one Micro light aircraft and one power glider. The training for Sea Cadet Corps are also undertaken at the air station.[1] Airlines and destinations[edit] No scheduled commercial air service at this time. However, airport operators are talking of starting a private airline servive to Diu from December 2013.[3] Indira Gandhi International Airport Indira Gandhi International Airport (IATA: DEL, ICAO: VIDP) is the primary international airport of the National Capital Region of Delhi, India, situated in Palam, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south-west of New

Delhi. Named after Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, it is the busiest airport in India.[2] With the commencement of operations at the new Terminal 3, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has become India's and South Asia's largest aviation hub, with a current capacity of handling more than 46 million passengers. IGIA along with Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, and Chennai's Chennai International Airport combinedly handles more than half of the aircraft movements in South Asia.[3][4][5] The airport's operator, Delhi International Airport Private Limited (DIAL), is looking to make the airport the next international transit hub.[6] Spread over an area of 5,220 acres (2,112 ha) of land, Delhi airport serves as the primary civilian aviation hub for the National Capital Region of India. It was previously operated by the Indian Air Force until its management was transferred to the Airport Authority of India.[7] In May 2006, the management of the airport was passed over to Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a joint venture led by the GMR Group, which also has the responsibility for the airport's ongoing expansion and modernisation.[8] In 2011-12, the airport handled 35.88 million passengers[9] and the planned expansion program will increase its capacity to handle 100 million passengers by 2030.[10] The new Terminal 3 building has had the capacity to handle an additional 34 million passengers annually since the start of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[11] Terminal 3 is the world's 8th largest passenger terminal.[12] In September 2008, the airport inaugurated a 4.43 kilometre-long runway. In 2010, Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) was conferred the fourth best airport award in the world in the 1525 million category, and Best Improved Airport in the Asia-Pacific Region by Airport Council International.[13] In 2011, the IGIA was ranked the second-best airport in the world in the 25-40 million passengers category, again by Airport Council International.[14] Also in 2012, the airport was the 27th busiest in the world with 39,887,866 passengers handled, registering a 12.7% growth in traffic over the previous year.[15] Statistics The old airport terminal is now known as Terminal 1 and handles domestic flights for all budget airlines. The terminal is divided into three separate terminals - 1A (for domestic flights of state owned Air India, MDLR and GoAir), 1B (was used by other domestic airlines, now closed and demolished), the Domestic Arrival Terminal (1C) and the newly constructed 1D (now used by all remaining domestic airlines). There is also a separate Technical Area for VVIP passengers. Additionally, there is a separate terminal for Hajj flights. Owing to the booming Indian Aviation industry and the entry of numerous low-cost private carriers, the airport saw a huge jump in passenger traffic and has failed to cope with the demand. The capacity of Terminal 1 is estimated to be 7.15 million passengers per annum (mppa). However, the actual throughput for 2005/06 was an estimated 10.4 million passengers. Including the international terminal (Terminal 2), the airport has a total capacity of 12.5 million passengers per year, whereas the total passenger traffic in 2006/07 was 16.5 million passengers per year[22] In 2008, total passenger count at the airport reached 23.97 million. Terminals

IGI Airport is the home of several Indian airlines including Air India, Air India Regional, IndiGo, JetLite, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, GoAir use IGI Airport as their secondary hub. Approximately 80 airlines serve this airport. At present there are two active scheduled passenger terminals, a dedicated Hajj terminal and a Cargo Terminal.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Aeroflot Air Arabia Air Astana Air China Air France Destinations Moscow-Sheremetyevo Sharjah Almaty Beijing-Capital Paris-Charles de Gaulle Abu Dhabi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Bahrain, Birmingham, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Chicago-O'Hare, Coimbatore, Dammam, Dhaka, Dubai, Frankfurt, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati,Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jeddah, Jodhpur, Kabul, Kathmandu, Khajuraho, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Leh, London-Heathrow, Lucknow, Melbourne, Mumbai, Muscat, Nagpur, New York-JFK, Osaka-Kansai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Riyadh, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Srinagar, Sydney,[33] Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Tokyo-Narita, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam Allahabad, Aurangabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kullu, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Port Blair, Surat, Vadodara Mauritius Tokyo-Narita Kabul, Kandahar Seoul-Incheon Terminal 3 3 3 3 3

Air India

Air India Regional Air Mauritius All Nippon Airways Ariana Afghan Airlines Asiana Airlines Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways Biman Bangladesh Airlines British Airways Cathay Pacific China Airlines China Eastern Airlines

3 3 3 3 3


Dhaka London-Heathrow Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Hong Kong Rome-Fiumicino, Taipei-Taoyuan Shanghai-Pudong

3 3 3 3 3

Airlines China Southern Airlines Druk Air Emirates Ethiopian Airlines Etihad Airways Finnair

Destinations Guangzhou Paro Dubai Addis Ababa, Hangzhou

Terminal 3 3 3 3 3 3 1D 3 1D 3 3 1D 3

Abu Dhabi Helsinki Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Goa, Guwahati, GoAir Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi, Srinagar Gulf Air Bahrain Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dibrugarh, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, IndiGo Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Muscat, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam IndiGo Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Dubai, Kathmandu Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Basrah Jagson Airlines Chandigarh, Dharamsala, Kullu, Pantnagar, Shimla Japan Airlines Tokyo-Narita Abu Dhabi, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Bangkok, Bhopal, Brussels, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jet Airways Jodhpur, Kathmandu, Khajuraho, Kochi, Kolkata, Leh, LondonHeathrow, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Singapore, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Toronto-Pearson, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dibrugarh, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jammu, JetKonnect Kathmandu, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Srinagar, Vadodara Kam Air Kabul Kenya Airways Nairobi KLM Amsterdam Kuwait Kuwait Airways Kyrgyzstan Air Bishkek Company Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich Mahan Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Airlines Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur (begins Desember 30, 2013)[34] Mihin Lanka Colombo Oman Air Muscat

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Airlines Destinations Terminal Pakistan International Karachi, Lahore 3 Airlines Qatar Airways Doha 3 Royal Jordanian Amman-Queen Alia 3 Safi Airways Kabul 3 Saudia Dammam, Riyadh 3 Singapore Singapore 3 Airlines Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Goa, Guwahati, Hubli, SpiceJet Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, 1D Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Srinagar, Surat, Udaipur, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam SpiceJet Dubai, Guangzhou, Kabul, Kathmandu, Riyadh [35] 3 SriLankan Colombo 3 Airlines Swiss International Zrich 3 Airlines Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 3 International Thai Smile Phuket 3 Tajik Air operated by Dushanbe 3 East Air Turkish Istanbul-Atatrk 3 Airlines Turkmenistan Ashgabat 3 Airlines United Airlines Newark 3 Uzbekistan Tashkent 3 Airways Virgin Atlantic London-Heathrow 3 Airways

Airlines AeroLogic Blue Dart Aviation Destinations Bahrain, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Frankfurt-Hahn, Hong Kong, Leipzig/Halle, Sharjah, Singapore Ahmadabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bagdogra, Bhopal, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Patna

British Airways World Frankfurt-Hahn, Hong Kong, London-Heathrow, London-Stansted Cargo

Airlines operated by Global Supply Systems Cathay Pacific Cargo DHL Aviation operated by Air Hong Kong DHL Aviation operated by DHL Air UK DHL Aviation operated by European Air Transport Leipzig DHL Aviation operated by SNAS/DHL Etihad Crystal Cargo EVA Air Cargo FedEx Express Finnair Cargo operated by Nordic Global Airlines Kalitta Air Lufthansa Cargo Martinair-KLM Thai Airways Cargo Singapore Airlines Cargo TNT Airways Turkish Airlines Cargo Uni-Top Airlines Uzbekistan Airways Cargo Yanda Airlines


Bangalore, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Hong Kong

East Midlands, London-Heathrow

Brussels, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Leipzig/Halle

Bahrain, Dubai Abu Dhabi, Shanghai-Pudong [36] Brussels, Frankfurt, Taipei-Taoyuan [37] Chengdu, Dubai, Guangzhou, Memphis Helsinki Amsterdam-Schiphol, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Khabarovsk, Liege, Sharjah Frankfurt, Dhaka, Guangzhou, Krasnoyarsk Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Sharjah [38] Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Frankfurt Singapore Liege, Dubai Istanbul-Ataturk Wuhan Tashkent Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi

Safdarjung Airport Safdarjung Airport (IATA: N/A, ICAO: VIDD) also (Safdarjung Air Force Station, ) is

an airport in New Delhi, India, in the neighbourhood of the same name. Established during the British Raj as Willingdon Airfield, it started operations as an airport in 1929, when it was the India's second airport and Delhis only airport. It was used extensively during the World War II as it was part of the South Atlantic air ferry route, and later during Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. Once situated on the edge of Lutyens' Delhi, today, it has the entire city of New Delhi around it. It remained the city's

main airport till 1962, when operation shifted to Palam Airport completely by late 1960s, as it could not support the new bigger aircraft such as jet aircraft.[1][2] The Delhi Flying Club was established here in 1928 with two de Havilland Moth aircraft named Delhi and Roshanara. The airport functioned until 2001, however in January 2002, due to security considerations in the post 9/11 scenario, the government closed the airport for flying activities, the club only carries out aircraft maintenance courses today .[3] Today it is mostly used for VVIP helicopter rides to the Indira Gandhi International Airport including the President and the PM.[4] The 190 acres the airport complex,[4] has Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan its grounds, which houses the Ministry of Civil Aviation as well as the headquarters of the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Facilities[edit] The headquarters of the Airports Authority of India, which functions under the Ministry of Civil Aviation and manages most of the airports in India, and the ministry itself is located in Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan on the grounds of the airport.[11] The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi has its Delhi liaison office in the administrative block of the airport.[12] Goa International Airport Goa International Airport (IATA: GOI, ICAO: VOGO), more commonly known as Dabolim Airport, is an international airport located in the village of Dabolim in Goa, India. It is the only airport in the state and operates as a civil enclave in a military airbase named INS Hansa. It is 4 km from the nearest city Vasco da Gama, 23 km from the South Goa district headquarters Margao and 30 km from the capital city Panjim.[5] Structure[edit] The airport is spread over 688 hectares (1,700 acres) (and possibly 745 hectares or 1,840 acres) and consists of a civil enclave of nearly 14 hectares (35 acres), an increase from its original size of 6 hectares (15 acres). There are two terminal buildings operated by the public sector Airports Authority of India (AAI) which are Public Works Department (PWD) brick and mortar structures with a total floor space of 12,000 square metres (130,000 sq ft). Of this, a domestic terminal comprises 2,000 square metres (22,000 sq ft) and there is an international terminal that comprises 1,000 square metres (11,000 sq ft). The remaining space is for other service areas. The domestic terminal was built in 1983 and is designed to process 350 arrivals and departures simultaneously, while the international terminal built in 1996 is meant for 250. There are 250 paramilitary personnel stationed at the airport for security purposes. There is provision for parking 84 cars and 8 buses.[11] The car park has since been reserved for staff vehicles. Private cars and buses have been relegated to spaces outside the airport premises. Of the 30-40 flights daily, there is a very large concentration of civilian traffic in the period between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm during weekdays, with the balance in the early morning hours. This is because of naval restrictions for military flight training purposes. This flight training takes place throughout the year. The huge demand during the peak Christmas/New Year tourist season results in the sharp spiking of air fares during this period.[12] Delhi/Mumbai-Goa air fares for this period have become a bench mark of sorts at the upper end, comparable to international fares from Mumbai to Dubai and

to Bangkok. Officially, night operations have been permitted and enabled since October 2007 but they have taken place only an ad hoc basis subject to the mandatory clearance of the naval ATC. The Navy's premises straddle the Dabolim runway and consequently its personnel cross at one point (on foot or bicycles or in vehicles) between flights. One point near the terminal constrains the enlargement of aircraft parking space. Navy personnel in the Goa area number about six thousand in total, substantially larger in size than the total Goa state police force of less than four thousand.

Terminal 1 - Domestic[edit]
Less than a dozen airlines compete in the domestic market. There are 132 airports in India which can be categorised in sometimes overlapping ways into public sector, private sector, civil enclaves, international, metro, and non-metro. Goa is connected to all six main cities in India: Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai & Kolkata. There are multiple flights to Mumbai per day, operated by over 5 airlines. The first Goa - Mumbai domestic flight leaves at around 0700 in the morning and the last flight leaves at around 2350.

Terminal 2 - International[edit]
Dabolim's scheduled international flights are rather limited, however these have been on the increase in recent years. These are operated only to the Persian Gulf region by the state owned carrier Air India and Doha based carrier, Qatar Airways. Foreign carriers were for long disallowed from operating scheduled flights to or from Goa, but have recently started obtaining permission to do so. Several European charter airlines fly to Goa seasonally, typically between November and May. Flights from the UK (London Gatwick & Manchester Airport) are operated by Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airways & Thomas Cook Airlines.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Aeroflot Aeroflot operated by Rossiya Air Arabia Air India Air India Condor Finnair GoAir IndiGo Destinations Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo Seasonal: St Petersburg Sharjah Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune Bangalore, Chennai, Dubai, Kuwait, Mumbai Seasonal: Munich [16][17] Seasonal: Helsinki, Sharjah [begins 12 December 2013] Bangalore, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Mumbai Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai Terminal 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1

Airlines Jet Airways JetKonnect Travel Service Kharkiv Airlines Monarch Airlines

Destinations Terminal Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai 1 Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai 1 Warsaw Chopin Airport 2 Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil 2 Seasonal Charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester 2 Seasonal Charter: Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Novair 2 Stockholm-Arlanda Nordwind Airlines Seasonal: Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk 2 Oren Air Seasonal: Yekaterinburg, Perm, Samara, Rostov-on-Don,Ufa 2 Qatar Airways Doha 2 Scat Airlines Astana 2 Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, SpiceJet 1 Mumbai Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal Charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester 2 Thomson Airways Seasonal Charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester 2 Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Transaero Airlines 2 Yekaterinburg,Perm,Novosibirsk Ukraine International Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil 2 Airlines UTair Aviation Seasonal: Yekaterinburg 2 VIM Airlines Seasonal Charter: Moscow-Domodedovo 2

Airlines Destinations Blue Dart Aviation Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (IATA: AMD, ICAO: VAAH) is an international airport serving the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India. The airport is located 8 km (5.0 mi) from Ahmedabad. It is named after India's first Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is the eighth busiest airport in overall passenger traffic in India and a focus city for Air India, Blue Dart Aviation, IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet.

The airport currently consists of four terminals: domestic, international, an additional terminal for secondary traffic and a cargo terminal. The airport has 45 parking bays and both the international and domestic terminals have four aero-bridges each. The new terminal has been modeled based on Singapore Changi Airport.[4] The new terminal has a half kilometer long moving walkway, which connects the two terminals.[5] Airports Authority of India (AAI) will construct a new technical block which will enhance the flight handling capacity and provide better control of flights.[6]

Terminal 1 - Domestic[edit]
Terminal 1 has 30 check-in counters and has an area of 45,000 m2 (480,000 sq ft).

Terminal 2 - International[edit]
T2 was inaugurated on 4 July 2010 and opened for use on 15 September 2010. The terminal has four aerobridges and 32 check-in counters. With the total floor area of approximately 41,000 sq. meters, this terminal will be able to accommodate around 1,600 passengers at any given time. The new 51,975 sq m apron area can cater for the parking of 9 A-321 and 4 ATR72 type of aircraft.

Cargo Terminal[edit]
Cargo Terminal handles all cargo operations. Of all the cargo handled at Ahmedabad Airport, about 56% is international.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Air Arabia Air Costa Air India Air India Emirates Etihad Airways flydubai GoAir Destinations Sharjah Chennai[7] Delhi, Mumbai Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kuwait, London-Heathrow,[8] Mumbai, Muscat, Newark Dubai Abu Dhabi Terminal 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2

Dubai Bagdogra, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Ranchi Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, IndiGo Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Guwahati Jet Airways Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, JetKonnect Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Pune, Raipur Qatar Airways Doha Saudia Seasonal: Jeddah Singapore Singapore Airlines Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Port SpiceJet Blair, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune SpiceJet Dubai, Muscat Thai Smile Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi [Temporarily Suspended]

Airlines Destinations Blue Dart Aviation Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai

Vadodara Airport Vadodara Airport or Civil Airport Harni (IATA: BDQ, ICAO: VABO) is a civilian airport located in the north-east of Vadodara, Gujarat, India in the suburb of Harni. A domestic airport up till now, Vadodara Airport will become an international airport once the new terminal currently under construction is operational

The existing domestic terminal at Vadodara Airport is distinct from other airports due to its mix of Gujarati and architectural styles complete with domes on the roof. The terminal is small and cannot handle large numbers of passengers. To enhance the capacity of the airport as well as to launch international services, it was decided to construct a new Integrated Terminal Building. An international architectural design competition was held to invite designs for the new terminal. Eventually, a design submitted by United States-based consortium Gensler, Frederic Schwartz Architects and Creative Group from India won the competition and the contract to design the new terminal was awarded to them.[1] The foundation stone for the new terminal was laid on 26 February 2009. Construction work started in May 2011 and is expected to be completed by end of 2013.[2] The new terminal will have an area of 18,120 sq. meters with the ability to handle 700 passengers (500 domestic and 200 international) per hour. It will have 18 check in counters.[3] The AAI has recently constructed a night parking facility at the airport which can park about nine A-320 / Boeing 737-800 aircraft thus reducing the burden at Mumbai and Ahmedabad airport and proving economical for the airlines. A cargo terminal is also planned for the future. Currently, the airport does not handle cargo.

IAF Station Baroda[edit]

In addition to its own state of art MRO facility for HS 748 and AN-32 aircraft at Vadodara, the Indian Air Force has two transport squadrons, operating under No. 36 Wing IAF, South Western Air Command:

No. 11 Squadron IAF, Charging Rhinos, which operates HS 748 transport aircraft No. 25 Squadron IAF, Himalayan Eagles, equipped with AN-32 aircraft. This Squadron moved here from Chandigarh in Sept 2011[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Regional Delhi IndiGo Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai Jet Airways Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai,Tirupati, JetKonnect operated by Jet Airways Delhi

Kandla Airport History[edit] The airport was built in the late 1950s. Indian Airlines commenced passenger operations in 1960 using their Avro aircraft and was followed by Vayudoot. Gujarat Airways and Jet Airways also used to operate flights to Mumbai until 1999.[1] After a gap of seven years, commercial services resumed again in October 2006 with Air Deccan operating daily services between Mumbai and Kandla using ATR aircraft[2] until the airline ceased operations in 2012. Structure[edit] The Airport is spread over an area of 268.2 Acres and has a terminal building capable of handling 100 passengers at a time. Its apron measuring 90 m x 60 m has two parking bays for ATR aircraft. The airport has Navigational facilities and Landing Aids like NDB and PAPI Bhuj Airport

Bhuj Airport (IATA: BHJ, ICAO: VABJ) is located in Bhuj in the Kutch District of the state of Gujarat, India. The airport was previously made up of two bunkers/buildings near the Bhuj Rudra Mata Air Force Base, with which it shares the runway. On one side of the passing road there was an Indian Airlines bunker, and on the other side a Jet Airways bunker. From there a coach would transport one across the Indian Air Force grounds to the small departures terminal. Over the last few years, a suitable airport terminal has been built, with parking and a dropoff/collect point. Its opening ceremony took place on the 3rd of September 2003, in the presence of Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat. The apron can accommodate a maximum of two aircraft at one time. Bhuj Airport was used to receive help and supplies for the 2001 Gujarat earthquake. The Airport has been recently been named Shyamji Krishna Verma, Bhuj Airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Jet Airways Mumbai

Deesa Airport Deesa Airport (also spelled Disa Airport) is an airport in Deesa, Gujarat originally built to serve the princely state of Palanpur. It is managed by the Airports Authority of India.[1] The airport hit national headlines in February 2011 when Subramanian Swamy claimed that 2G Scam accused Shahid Balwa illegally used the airport for transporting "all kinds of VIPs and criminals" in and out of the country secretly.[2] The Airports Authority of India denied this was the case, stating that the airstrip was not used for the last 2 years, due to the poor condition of the airstrip, adding that it was fit only for paragliding.[3] The airfield was most recently used for a sky diving program in 2007.[4] In September 2011, A K Gogoi, Commander in Chief, South Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force announced that there was a proposal to develop Deesa Airport into a full fledged Air Base and that the Defence Ministry had approved this proposal. Deesa was chosen due to its strategic location, being close to the international border with Pakistan. The first phase of this proposal includes spending INR 3000 crore on strengthening airport infrastructure.[5][6] Bhavnagar Airport

Bhavnagar Airport (IATA: BHU, ICAO: VABV) (Gujarati: ) is located South-East of Bhavnagar in the state of Gujarat, India. Bhavnagar airport is spread over 294 acres of land and serves ports and port based industries developed in its vicinity. It has a single runway oriented 07/25 measuring 1920 by 45 metres equipped with an ILS on runway 25. The airport has a small terminal building that can handle 100 passengers per hour for both arrival and departure sections. Its 350 by 250 foot apron can handle two Boeing 737 aircraft simultaneously. Jet Airways operates to Bhavnagar from Mumbai.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Jet Airways Mumbai

Jamnagar Airport Jamnagar Airport or the Govardhanpur Airport Jamnagar (IATA: JGA, ICAO: VAJM) (Gujarati: ) is an airport in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. It is owned by the Indian Air Force and also permits both commercial as well as private flights.The Jaguar squadron based in Jamnagar was awarded best squadron by Air Chief Marshal and the jamnagar base was awarded the 'Best Flying Station' for the year 2006.[1] It is the only airport in Gujarat which has two runways.


Jamnagar Airport has a single terminal spread over 35 acres. It has a capacity to handle 75 passenger at a given time. It has an inbuilt canteen. There is a single conveyor belt for the luggage. The parking apron adjoining the terminal measures 295 ft x 295 ft and can handle an Airbus A320 and ATR 72 simultaneously.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Mumbai Jet Konnect Mumbai

Keshod Airport Keshod Airport[1] (IATA: IXK, ICAO: VAKS) (Gujarati: ) is a public airport located in

Keshod, in the state of Gujarat, India. It primarily serves the cities of Junagadh and Veraval and the surrounding region. History[edit] Keshod Airport was built by the Nawab of Junagadh, Mahabatkhanji III for his private use. The airport was refurbished and revived in the late 1980s to facilitate scheduled operations. The last airline to fly here was Jet Airways, which ceased flying to Keshod in 2000.[2] Porbandar Airport Porbandar Airport (IATA: PBD, ICAO: VAPR) is a public airport in Porbandar, Gujarat, India. Apart from civilian operations it also has a military presence in the form of INAS 343 of the Indian Navy and CGAE Porbandar of the Indian Coast Guard. A new terminal building was opened in April 2008.[1]

The airfield is spread over 278.32 Acres, has a 4500 feet long runway and an apron that can accommodate 2 ATR 72 aircraft. The new 4000 square metre Terminal Building at Porbandar Airport has been built at a cost of Rs. 13.50 crore. The building has six Check-in Counters and two Conveyor Belts in the Arrivals hall and can handle 100 arriving and 100 departing passengers at a time.[1]

Military Enclaves[edit]
Naval Air Enclave[edit]
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Squadron INAS 343 at the Naval Air Enclave, Porbander was commissioned in January 2011. This is the first Operational UAV Squadron under the Western Naval Command. Nicknamed Frontier Formidables, the Squadron operates IAI Heron and IAI Searcher MkII UAVs and has the dual tasks of undertaking operational missions besides providing training.[2]

CGAE Porbandar[edit]
Coast Guard Air Enclave, Porbandar, was commissioned on 12 June 2008.[3] It provides logistical and administrative support to the Dornier Flight and 850 Sqn(ICG) which operates the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Jet Airways Mumbai, Diu

Rajkot Airport Rajkot Airport (IATA: RAJ, ICAO: VARK) (Gujarati: ) is a public airport located a

few miles from Rajkot, Gujarat, India. Daily flights are operated by Jet Airways and Air India. Rajkot Airport has parking apron for one Boeing 737 and one ATR 72, with the terminal having capacity for 125 people.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Mumbai JetLite Mumbai

Modernisation Plans[edit]
Rajkot Urban Development Authority and Rajkot Municipal Corporation have proposed a plan to extend Rajkot airport runway from current 5,400 feet (1,600 m) to 6,000 feet (1,800 m) to accommodate larger aircraft and to provide connectivity to major cities than Mumbai to cater to a large demand from the manufacturing companies located in Rajkot. This was not possible because even after the involvement of the Airports Authority of India and Civil Aviation Ministry, the former could not negotiate land acquisition prices with Western Rail. However, the airport now suffers from considerable capacity restraints, due to the expansion of the city and because of the residential and commercial buildings which have been built around it - this renders the plan to extend the runway unfeasible. The present strip is incapable of serving aircraft larger than Airbus 320 family/Boeing 737-800 (which is the largest aircraft operating from the airport). As such, plans for an entirely new airport have been submitted, and civil aviation minister Praful Patel has suggested that a new bigger airport be developed on 500 acres (2.0 km2) of land near the Rajkot-Gondal-Jamnagar highway, around 10 km away from the city and nearer Khirasara village. This proposal is still under consideration.[2] [3]

The authorities have finalised the site for the first ever international airport in Saurashtra, which will be located near Rajkot. The construction of the new airport is likely to begin in late 2012.[4] Airlines like Spicejet have expressed interest in opening routes to new cities like Ahmedabad from the new airport.
Surat Airport Surat Airport is a domestic airport (IATA: STV, ICAO: VASU), located in Magdala, 11 kilometres southwest of Surat in the Western Indian state of Gujarat. The total area of the airfield is 312 Hectares. It currently caters to scheduled airline services as well as private aircraft and is also home to a Flying training school. [1]

Surat airport's new terminal building is capable of handling 240 passengers per hour. The adjoining concrete apron measures 235 by 90 metres, and is linked by two taxiways to its sole runway that is oriented 04/22, is 2250 metres long and 45 metres wide. The airfield is equipped with night landing facilities and an Instrument Landing System (ILS) as well as navigational facilities like DVOR/DME and an NDB. [6] The new airport is accessible through Gaurav Path, a newly developed express-road at Piplod. City buses operate between the airport and city center.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Regional Delhi Spicejet Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Chandigarh,Bengaluru,Goa

Future development[edit]
The Airport Authority of India announced that the Airport required 864 hectares of land, and the Gujarat government has allocated such land for the development. Planned improvements at the airport include a capacity to handle up to 7 jets at a time, extending the runway to 2500 meters and a second runway. [7]

A new Surat airport terminal building was inaugurated on 27 February 2009 by Union Minister of State for Petroleum Dinsha Patel, in the absence of Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, who had to cancel his visit due to unavoidable circumstances. [7] The terminal building, constructed at a cost of Rs 40 crore, has a total floor area of 8,500 sq mt and can handle 240 passengers per hour. It is equipped with CCTV cameras, two Baggage carousels in the arrivals hall and one hand baggage X-ray machine, among other modern facilities. Soon, the terminal building will have two air bridges with Visual Docking Guidance System, two elevators and two escalators, and a 120 seat lounge. Photos given above show glimpses of the new terminal.[8][9]

Mehsana Airport Mehsana Airport is a civil aviation training base in Mehsana, Gujarat.[2][3] It is used for nonscheduled operations.[4] An abandoned airfield was developed by the Government of Gujarat and a private company, Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics Ltd (AAA Ltd) on a Public-Private partnership basis in 2007, the first such partnership in Gujarat. The 64 acre airport was developed with the help of the Indian Air Force and DGCA and was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi.[5] AAA Ltd used the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad prior to shifting its training activities to Mehsana Airport in 2007.[6] The airport was at the centre of a dispute between its owners and the Mehsana Municipality, which sealed the facility twice in 2010 due to non payment of taxes. AAA Ltd however contended that it is not liable to pay the said taxes. The facility was reopened after the Gujarat High Court ordered the same.[6] Hisar Airport History[edit] The airfield, spread over 194 acres, was built in 1965 for the Hisar Aviation Club [2] which merged with Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation in 1999. A privately managed service was started from Hisar to Delhi and Patiala in 1971 but was terminated after a period of six months.[3] Hisar was the first town in the state to start domestic flights in 1993-94. However, the services had to be terminated within six months due to lack of passengers.[4] Officials at the airfield said private airlines had started domestic flights from Hisar to Delhi and other places in 1993-94. The Air India's Yayudoot had also started its flights from this airport but terminated after a period of six months.[4] But the services had to be stopped as the airlines faced financial crunch as well as shortage of passengers, said aviation club in charge Isreal Mohammad.[4] Jagdish Jindal, a local industrialist who had travelled from Hisar to Delhi in the nineties, said, "At present, the situation is quite different as the volume of trade and industries has increased manifold. Now, Hisar city and other nearby towns have potential air travellers and hopefully, the past experience would not be repeated this time."[4] Located nearly 5 km from the town along the National Highway No. 10, the airport is presently managed by the Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation (HICA) which provides flying and gliding training to youth.[4] The institute continues to provide flight training at the airfield with its fleet of Cessna aircraft.[5] The Delhi Flying Club (DFC) shifted all its flying activities to Hisar from Safdarjung Airport in 2002.[6]

The flying club owns two aircraft4-seater Cessna 172 and 2-seater Cessna 152and two motor gliders. It has 4,000 feet strip which will be extended up to 6,000 feet for landing of aircraft like ATR Turboprops and jets.[4] In 2012, both Hissar and Karnal airports upgraded their conventional night flying capabilities[7] with Goose Neck Flares (GNFs),[8] Non-Directional Beacon (NDB)[9] and Aerodrome beacon.[10] After a failed attempt in nineties, the local airport, which was recently upgraded to a civil airport, would soon operate domestic flights after a gap of nearly 20 years.[4] Rameshwar Dass, president of the Hisar Goldsmith Association, said the air services would prove economical for the traders, as presently they had to go to Delhi. I hope the Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Rajkot routes should be taken on priority.[4] Sampat Singh, Congress MLA from Nalwa segment in Hisar, said it would emerge as a transit route for traders, industrialists and other prospective passengers.[4] People travelling to adjoining towns of Rajasthan like Pilani, Jhunjhunu, Bikaner and Punjab towns on Haryana borders will find it economical to board flights from here, he said.[4] Development Plan[edit] In 2011, Government of Haryana invited Request for Qualification (RFQ) from commercial parties for setting up of the Integrated General Aviation hubs in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode with flying training facilities at Hissar, Karnal and Bhiwani and Helicopter Hubs at Pinjore and Narnaul.[11] Expansion plans entail aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Fixed Based Operations (FBO).[12] In August 2012, the DGCA approved the Haryana state government's plan to develop the Hissar airport to operate domestic passenger services. Its 4,000 foot runway will be extended to 6,000 feet to accommodate turboprop aircraft like the ATR-72 as well as Boeing.[13] On 31 July 2013, Haryana Chief Minister announced that Haryana Government has applied for expansion/setting up civilian domestic airports at Hisar, Karnal, Bhiwani, Pinjor and Narwana and out of which central government has granted in principal approval only for Hisar Domestic Airport and Karnal Domestic Airport, for which MoU will be signed soon and talks are on with Center government for setting up an additional cargo airport in the state.[14][15][16][17] Karnal Flying Club Karnal Flying Club, (ICAO: VI40)better known as KARNAL AIRPORT, is a small airstrip situated about 3 kilometres east of the city of Karnal, in the state of Haryana, India. It is being used for General Aviation and Pilot Training. The Karnal Flying Club has been running at this airfield since 1967 year .[1] Its operations were expanded in 1999 by merging it with the Hisar Aviation Club and Pinjore Aviation Club.[2] The (DGCA) approved the Haryana state government's plans to develop the Airport to operate Domestic Passenger Services in August 2012. Karnal Aerodrome small runway, just 3,000-feet-long and 150-feet-wide, will be extended to 4,500 feet in the first phase and then up to 6,000 feet to

accommodate ATR Turboprops and jets. Installation of Runway lighting was taken up by the State Public Works Department after the DGCA gave approval for night flying in July 2012.[1] Gaggal Airport Gaggal Airport,(IATA: DHM, ICAO: VIGG) alternatively known as Kangra Airport or DharamsalaKangra Airport, is an airport located in Gaggal near Kangra in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, 14 Kilometres South-West of Dharamshala.

The Airport, spread over 126 acres at an altitude of 2492 feet has one asphalt runway, oriented 15/33, 1372 metres long and 30 metres wide. Its 300 by 200 foot apron provides parking space for 2 turboprop aircraft like the ATR-72, while its terminal building can handle 100 passengers. Navigational aids include PAPI lights and NDB [1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Delhi SpiceJet Delhi Jagson Airlines Delhi

Shimla Airport

Shimla Airport (IATA: SLV, ICAO: VISM) is an airport located in Jabarhatti, 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Shimla in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The airport was constructed by cutting down a mountaintop and leveling the area to form the single runway.[1] The small apron has space for two small aircraft (Dornier Do 228) to park simultaneously. The small terminal can handle 50 persons for arriving flights, but only 40 for departing flights.[2] Kingfisher Airlines, operating the sole daily flight from Delhi, could not carry more than 28 passengers on its return journey because of load restrictions imposed on the aircraft due to Shimla's high altitude.[1] It ceased operations to Shimla in September 2012.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Jagson Airlines Delhi

Bhuntar Airport

Bhuntar Airport, alternatively known as Kullu Manali Airport or Kullu Airport, (IATA: KUU, ICAO: VIBR) is an airport located in Bhuntar in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Bhuntar is considered a challenging airport for pilots because of its single runway set in a deep valley whose peaks rise several thousand feet higher than the runway. Also, the airport is located on the banks of the river Beas, and in 1995, its flash floods posed a threat to the runway. The new air terminal at Bhuntar was inaugurated in 2008, and the airport apron enlarged to park two aircraft at a time. [1] Kingfisher Airlines ceased operations in September 2012[2] while Air India Regional resumed its operations to Kullu in May 2013.[3]Jagson Airlines flies to Kullu.(see also:Jagson Airlines) Upgrades[edit] In order to strengthen air connectivity in the state, the Himachal Pradesh Government plans to upgrade the airport. The Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Roorkee has prepared a detailed feasibility report for expanding the airport runway by 550 metres at a cost of Rs. 248 crore. The Airports Authority of India (AAI), which operates the airport, has planned an extension of another 60 metres.[4] Jammu Airport

Jammu Airport (Dogri, Hindi: , Urdu: ) also known as Satwari Airport (IATA: IXJ, ICAO: VIJU) is an airport in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is situated 14 km from India-Pakistan International border.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Delhi, LehSrinagar GoAir Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, Srinagar,Ranchi IndiGo Delhi, Srinagar,Patna JetLite Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Srinagar SpiceJet Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, Srinagar

Kargil Airport Kargil Airport is a military airfield in Kargil district 6 km away from Kargil and 210 km from Srinagar. It is one of the 4 airports in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. It was built by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at a cost of Rupees 35 crores initially for civilian use but was transferred to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in 2003 after it was damaged in the Kargil War in 1999.[1][2] The civil enclave at the airfield is managed by the State Government. The IAF plans to convert the airport into a full fledged air force base by 2016.[3] The Air Force uses its An-32 aircraft for an air courier service that transports civilians from Kargil to Srinagar and Jammu during the harsh winter season.[4][5][6]

The airport is a much debated issue for local politicians as well as the public who pursue the point that the airport should be thrown open to commercial civilian services.[7][8] Air Mantra became the first ever commercial company to land a civilian aircraft at the airport when it landed a 17 seater aircraft with dignitaries including Chief Minister of the state Omar Abdullah on board in January, 2012.[9] Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport (IATA: IXL, ICAO: VILH) is an airport in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It's one of the highest airports in the world at 3,256 m (10,682 ft) above mean sea level. The airport is named after the Venerable Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, whose 19th Incarnation was an important Indian and Ladakhi Statesman.

Due to problems with terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, the security in Leh Airport is paramount. On flights departing from Leh, hand baggage is not permitted, with the exception of a camera or a laptop bag. Passengers also have to identify their check-in baggage after scanning, and before being loaded onto the aircraft. Additionally, a substantial number of police and the Indian Army patrol the airport. Also, due to the presence of mountain winds in the afternoon, all flights in Leh take off and land in the morning. Passengers are expected to report 2 hours before scheduled departure time to provide adequate time for security checks[citation needed].

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar GoAir Delhi, Jammu Jet Airways Chandigarh, Delhi

Srinagar Airport

Srinagar Airport (IATA: SXR, ICAO: VISR), is a customs airport in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The airport had undergone extensive renovations, including improving the runway, a new terminal for departure and arrival, air bridges and other operational facilities, and was inaugurated on 14 February 2009 by an Air India flight from Dubai. Seasonal Hajj pilgrimage charters to Jeddah are also operated from Srinagar.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger Airlines Destinations Air India Delhi, Jammu, Leh GoAir Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai, Leh

Airlines Destinations IndiGo Delhi, Indore, Jammu, Mumbai, Nagpur Jet Airways Delhi, Chandigarh, Jetkonnect Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai SpiceJet Amritsar, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai

Chakulia Airport Chakulia Airport is an airport in India. It is located southwest of the city of Chakulia, a city and a notified area in Purbi Singhbhum district in the state of Jharkhand. Currently, the airport has no scheduled commercial airline flights. In 2006, it was reported that the airport has been non-operationsal since it served during World War II.[1] Chakulia Airfield was built by the British Construction Contractor Mr. "Digar Pramotha Nath Mohanty" by Das & Mohanty construction company " in 1942 to conduct raids against the advancing Japanese in Burma and also for operations to transport aid to parts of China. It was originally designed for Consolidated B-24 Liberator use. It was initially assigned to United States Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force, with the 22nd Bombardment Squadron of 341st Bombardment Group arriving on 30 December 1942, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. Three of the Group's squadrons (22d, 491st Bombardment Squadron from Chakulia and 490th Bombardment Squadron from Kurmitola) flew missions from bases in India, chiefly against enemy transportation in central Burma. The group bombed bridges, locomotives, railroad yards, and other targets to delay movement of supplies to the Japanese troops fighting in northern Burma. The 341st Bombardment Group, and its 22nd and 491st Squadrons, transferred to 14th Air Force in December 1943 and moved to China in January 1944. In addition, the 9th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, assigned to Headquarters, Tenth Air Force, flew F-4/F-5 (P-38) Lighting photo recon missions over Burma between 30 November 1942-3 January 1943. A detachment of the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron returned to the base, flying reconnaissance flights over Burma between MarchJune 1944 In December 1944, the 341st Bomb Group moved to China and the airfield was designated as a B-29 Superfortress Base for the planned deployment of the XX Bomber Command to India. Advance Army Air Forces echelons arrived in India in December 1943 to organize the upgrading of the airfield and thousands of Indians labored to upgrade the facility for Superfortress operations. It was one of four B-29 bases established by the Americans in India. Chakulia was designated to be the home of the 40th Bombardment Group, with initially five B-29 Squadrons (25th, 29th, 44th, 45th and 395th) The 40th arrived at the base on 2 April 1944 after completing B-29 transition training at Pratt AAF, Kansas. Support elements of the group included the 1st, 2d, 3d and 4th Bomb Maintenance Squadrons; the 11th Photo Lab, and the 28th Air Service Group. It had taken nearly two weeks for the group to arrive at Chakulia from Kansas, deploying over the South Atlantic transport route. The deployment consisted of traveling to Morrision Field, Florida,

then south though the Caribbean to Natal, Brazil. From Brazil the South Atlantic was crossed arriving in West Africa and re-assembling at Marrakesh, Morocco. The group then flew north and west from Morocco through Algeria and Egypt, before arriving at Karachi. By the time the group arrived at Chakulia, the month-long trip had taken its toll on the aircraft and personnel. Also, when the group arrived, the conditions at the base was poor, and the runways were still in the process of being lengthened when the first B-29s arrived. In addition to the 40th, its command unit, the 58th Bombardment Wing temporarily took up residence at Chakulia on 2 April until its designated command base at Kalaikunda Airfield was ready. The 58th's headquarters was moved on 23d April. Almost immediately upon arrival, the groups B-29s were grounded due to engine fires, which were caused by the engines not being designed to operate at ground temperatures higher than 115 degrees F, which were typically exceeded in India. Modifications had to be made to the engines and also to the cowl flaps. After these modifications, B-29 flights were resumed From India, the 40th Bomb Group planned to fly missions against Japan from airfields in China. Hsinching Airfield (A-1), located just to the southwest of Chendu in south-central China was designated as the forward staging base for the group. However, all the supplies of fuel, bombs, and spares needed to support operations from Kwanghan had to be flown 1,200 miles from India over "The Hump" (the name given by Allied pilots to the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountains), since Japanese control of the seas around the Chinese coast made seaborne supply of China impossible. Many of the supplies had to be delivered to China by the B-29s themselves. For this role, they were stripped of nearly all combat equipment and used as flying tankers and each carried seven tons of fuel for the six-hour (one way) flight, which itself was almost at the limit of the B-29's range. The Hump route was so dangerous and difficult that each time a B-29 flew from India to China it was counted as a combat mission. It took six round-trip flights by each Superfortress to Kwanghan in order to mount one combat mission from the forward base. The first combat mission by the group took place on June 5, 1944 when squadrons of the 40th took off from India to attack the Makasan railroad yards at Bangkok, Thailand. This involved a 2261-mile round trip, the longest bombing mission yet attempted during the war. On June 15 the group participated in the first American Air Force attack on the Japanese Home Islands since the Doolittle raid in 1942. Operating from bases in India, and at times staging through fields in China, the group struck such targets as transportation centers, naval installations, iron works, and aircraft plants in Burma, Thailand, China, Japan, Indonesia, and Formosa, receiving a Distinguished Unit Citation for bombing iron and steel works at Yawata, Japan, on August 20, 1944. From a staging field in Ceylon, the 40th mined waters near the port of Palembang, Sumatra, in August 1944. The 40th evacuated staging fields in China in January 1945 due to the Japanese offensive in South China which threatened the forward staging bases, but continued operations from India, bombing targets in Thailand and mining waters around Singapore. However, by late 1944 it was becoming apparent that B-29 operations against Japan staged out of the bases in Chengtu were far too expensive in men and materials and would have to be stopped. In December 1944, the Joint Chiefs

of Staff made the decision that Operation Matterhorn would be phased out, and the B-29s would be moved to newly captured bases in the Marianas in the central Pacific. On 25 February 1945, the 40th Bombardment Group flew south to Ceylon, then southeast across the Indian Ocean to Perth in Western Australia. Flying north through New Guinea, it reached its new home at West Field, Tinian, in the Mariana Islands on 4 April where it and its parent 58th Bombardment Wing came under the command of the new XXI Bomber Command. With the departure of the B-29s in March 1945 to the Marianas, Chakulia Airfield was returned to Tenth Air Force. It was kept, however, largely in reserve status, with the 28th Service Group performing caretaker activities, with the occasional aircraft transiting the airfield. With the last Americans leaving in late 1945, the airfield was turned over to the British colonial government. The postwar history of the airfield is unclear, however it is used today as a civil airport. The large, sprawling wartime airfield is largely in disrepair, with abandoned hardstands and taxiways visible on aerial images. Sonari Airport Sonari Airport (IATA: IXW, ICAO: VEJS) is a public airport located in Jamshedpur, in the state of Jharkhand, India. The airport has unscheduled chartered flights from Kolkata.

The aerodrome, which is spread over 25 acres, first opened in 1940.[1] There are no scheduled flights into this airport, however in the past years, the airport was served by airlines like Air Deccan, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines and Deccan Charters that discontinued services due to various reasons despite recording good loads. While MDLR and Deccan Charters ceased operations due to internal issues, Air Deccan and Kingfisher had to discontinue services in November 2009 after load restrictions were imposed due to the short length of the runway.[2] Since Air Deccan and Kingfisher operated larger ATR 42 and ATR 72 aircraft respectively, operations became unviable.[3]

New Airports[edit]
Tata Steel has proposed a new airport for city of Jamshedpur on 600 acres in the AdityapurSeraikela area. The airport is to have a 7,000 feet long runway and will be able to handle Airbus A320 flights. This is not possible on Sonari Airport.[1] A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the AAI and the Jharkhand government on 20 February 2012 for establishing a new airport for Jamshedpur. The state government will provide land to AAI for developing the airport that will initially support ATR-72 sized aircraft with options for later expansion when air traffic increases.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Charter airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations Deccan Aviation Kolkata [5] North East Shuttles Kolkata

Birsa Munda Airport Birsa Munda Airport (IATA: IXR, ICAO: VERC) is a public domestic airport serving the city of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India and is managed by the Airports Authority of India. It is located in Hinoo locality, approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) from the centre of the city. Hatia Railway station is located at a distance of a kilometre from BMA. BMA used to be a small airport in terms of service, however with the growth of air traffic in India, BMA has also witnessed unprecedented growth in the last 3 years and several budget airlines have added it to their route.

A new larger, Integrated Terminal with facilities for customs and immigration, duty free shops, travel desks, lounges, etc. was inaugurated on 24 March, 2013 in a function attended by Mr. Ajit Singh, Minister of Civil Aviation, Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, Jharkhand governor Syed Ahmed, Ranchi MP Subodh Kant Sahay and Rajya Sabha MP Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu. In the next few days, the tax on ATF was reduced from 20% to 4% to attract more airlines to the city. Also, night landing at BMA has been made free so that there may be more flights to the metro cities in the morning.[1] The Airports Authority of India also announced the construction of three more parking bays, thereby making it the first Tier-II airport in India to have 8 planned parking bays.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai GoAir Delhi, Patna, Mumbai, Goa Jet Airways Delhi, Kolkata IndiGo Delhi, Patna, Mumbai Jet Konnect Delhi, Kolkata

Bengaluru International Airport Bengaluru International Airport (IATA: BLR, ICAO: VOBL) is an international airport serving the Indian city of Bangalore. The airport is located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of Devanahalli and is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the central business district of Bangalore, (30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Bangalore City Railway Station[3]) and covers 5,130 acres (2,080 ha).[4] It replaced the HAL airport. For the financial year 201112, it was the fourth busiest airport in the country in terms of overall passenger traffic of 12.69 million and fifth busiest in terms of international passenger traffic.[5] It has been awarded "India's best airport" for the year 2011 by the survey conducted by Skytrax[citation needed].

The airport handled about 12.6 million passengers and had air traffic movements (ATM) of about 330 per day in the year 2011.[6] The airport is expected to handle 18 million passengers in the year 2015. It is host to 10 domestic airlines and 21 international airlines connecting the city to about 50 destinations across India and rest of the world and served as a hub for debt ridden Kingfisher Airlines until 20 October 2012 and serves as a focus city for Jet Airways, JetLite, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir. Former Air Deccan also had its base at BIA.

Passenger terminal
The passenger terminal is a single, fully air conditioned, four-level building capable of accommodating international and domestic operations. The basement houses the retail storage, rest areas and services. The arrival and departure areas are separated vertically with a modern, simple, straight-ahead flow system. The domestic and international departure lounges, and the majority of the retail outlets are located on level 2 (first floor). The check-in facilities and baggage reclaim are located on level 1 (ground floor). The terminal is designed for ease of operation and minimum maintenance. The total floor area is approximately 84,000 m2 (900,000 sq ft) and the terminal building is designed to accommodate 3,000 passengers at peak hour. The design reflects the best industry practice and caters for 24-hour-operations, under all weather conditions. The airport well meets the standards set by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).[4] The airport can handle 11 million people per annum with 27 aircraft movements per hour and an estimated 550 movements. At its peak, it can handle 720 aircraft movements in a day. Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE) enabled check-in counters: 90 and 24 self check in counters. The airport has 36 gates, 12 aero-bridges, including three double arm, and 18 remote bus bays. There are a total of 45 aircraft stands, all of which have a fuelling pit. This is the first time in Indian airports that the parking stands have the fuelling pits. The underground pits helps the aircraft to fuel from the stand itself. In the first phase of development, a car park for 2,000 cars in front of the terminal building at the ground level has been developed for the convenience of passengers and visitors to the airport.

Hajj terminal
Bangalore International Airport has an exclusive terminal for Hajj pilgrims. This terminal covers an area of 32,400 square metres (349,000 sq ft) and can handle up to 600 passengers at a given time. Designated prayer rooms for men and women and separate hot water facilities for Wadu (cleansing before prayers) are available in the terminal.[8]

The airport has one runway that can accommodate all types of aircraft. There are plans to build a second runway when the annual traffic of the airport reaches 18 million passengers per year which is currently estimated to reach around 20132014.

Retail services and lounges

As well as a range of retail outlets the airport has a number of dedicated departure lounges:[9]

Domestic departure lounges are provided by o Air India o Jet Airways International departure lounges include o Oberoi Lounge o The Leela Lounge

On 21 January 2011, a new VIP departure and arrival lounge was inaugurated. One lounge which is present at level one of the terminal will serve departing domestic and international dignitaries and the other on the ground floor will serve arriving dignitaries.[8]

Aviation fuel services

The airport has a Fuel Farm and Hydrant System of the airport, a 36 kilometres (22 mi) fuel pipeline was commissioned in October 2009 by Indian Oil from Devanagonthi to the airport to reduce the need to transport jet fuel to the airport.[9]

Cargo village
The cargo village was inaugurated on 9 December 2009. It houses 120 freight forwarders and 80 custom house agents and can accommodate parking of nearly 80 trucks. There are two cargo terminals in the village. One of the terminals is operated by Menzies Aviation Bobba Pvt Ltd. This terminal has an initial capacity to handle 150,000 metric tons (170,000 short tons) of cargo. The other terminal is operated by Air India SATS Joint Venture consortium. This terminal has a two-floor warehouse with a capacity of 200,000 metric tons (220,000 short tons).

Airlines and destinations

Passenger airlines
Airlines Air Arabia AirAsia Air Costa Air France Air India Air India Express Air India Regional Air Mauritius Destinations Sharjah Kuala Lumpur Jaipur, Vijayawada[10] Paris-Charles de Gaulle Chennai, Delhi, Dubai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mal, Mumbai, Muscat, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram Mangalore Agatti, Chennai, Mangalore, Tirupati Mauritius

Airlines British Airways Dragonair Emirates Etihad Airways GoAir IndiGo Jet Airways

Destinations London-Heathrow Hong Kong Dubai Abu Dhabi Delhi, Goa, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Srinagar Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Trivandrum, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Kochi, Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jorhat, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam Frankfurt Kuala Lumpur Muscat Doha Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh Singapore Singapore Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Belgaum, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Pondichery, Pune, Rajahmundry, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

JetKonnect Lufthansa Malaysia Airlines Oman Air Qatar Airways Saudia SilkAir Singapore Airlines SpiceJet

SriLankan Colombo Airlines Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Tiger Airways Singapore

Cargo airlines
Airlines Blue Dart Aviation Cathay Pacific Cargo DHL Aviation operated by AeroLogic Etihad Crystal Cargo FedEx Express Lufthansa Cargo Qatar Airways Cargo Destinations Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai Delhi, Hong Kong, Hyderabad Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi,[citation needed] Leipzig/Halle,[11] Singapore[citation needed] Abu Dhabi Dubai, Guangzhou Frankfurt Doha [12]

Airlines Singapore Airlines Cargo SriLankan Cargo

Destinations Amsterdam, Singapore Colombo-Bandaranaike

HAL Bangalore International Airport HAL Bangalore International Airport (ICAO: VOBG), also known as HAL Airport or Hindustan Airport, is an airport exclusively used as a testing facility by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and the Indian Armed Forces. It served as the city's domestic and international airport until 2008, and was replaced by the Bengaluru International Airport on 24 May 2008. In 1964, the airport was acquired by the Indian Government and was mainly used for defence purposes. Domestic commercial flights started in the 1980s and international destinations in 1997. The airport had gone through a series of expansions and upgrades to keep pace with the growing civilian air traffic in the city. While the rated capacity of the airport was 3.6 million passengers per year it was last operating at a super saturated level of 7.5 million. Reportedly HAL requested airlines to discontinue the addition of flights to and from Bangalore some time ago. Transfer of civilian operations[edit] The airport is the primary site of HAL's research and development operations, currently half of the Indian Air Force fleet consists of aircraft manufactured by the company. The airport's management issue also caused contention between the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Thus turf wars may have been the major problem, and not over-riding operational factors. In 2005, Bangalore International Airport Limited, started construction on the new airport. HAL airport's civilian operations were replaced by Bengaluru International Airport, while the old airport served exclusively as a test and research facility. Yelahanka Air Force Station The Yelahanka Air Force Station is an Indian Air Force base in Yelahanka, Bangalore. The main role of this airbase is to train pilots to fly transport planes. This station also conducts type-conversion of navigators on the Antonov An-32. Exhibition formation fly-pasts during passing-out parades at premier training institutions such as the Air Force Academy and the Air Force Technical College are carried out routinely. In addition, the station undertakes logistics support tasks allotted by Air HQs and HQ TC. Every two years, Aero India, a biennial air show takes place at Yelahanka air force station. Jakkur Airfield

Jakkur Airfield (IATA: IN-0011, ICAO: VOJK) is a general purpose airport serving Bangalore, Karnataka in India. It is the only dedicated general aviation field in Bengaluru. The other three airports are either private (HAL - VOBG), military (Yelahanka - VOYK) or dedicated to commercial operations (BIAL - VOBL).

It is spread over an area of 214 acres to the north of Bangalore, just after the Hebbal flyover near the village of Jakkur. The airfield premises include facilities for flight training, area leased to private parties for hangars and maintenance activities and other common facilities (airstrip, fuel station etc.).[1]

Government Flying Training School[edit]

The airfield is owned by the state run flying school which has been open sporadically in the last few decades. It was shut in 2006 and was reopened in 2011.[2] The School was first set up in 1950 and is one of the oldest flying schools in the country.[1] Also known as the Jakkur Flying Club, it was founded in 1948 by then Mysore Maharaja Jayachamarajendra, the last scion of the Mysore royal family.[3]
Belgaum Airport Belgaum Airport (IATA: IXG, ICAO: VOBM) is located 10 km (6.2 mi) east of Belgaum, Karnataka, India on State Highway 20. The Sambra Air Force Station, a Non-flying Basic Training Institute[1] of the Indian Air Force is located adjacent to this airfield.[2][3]

The Airport is spread over 440 Acres and its apron can handle two ATR-72 aircraft.[4] A second taxiway connecting the emergency service enclave to the main apron is under construction. The enclave will cater to the VIP terminal. Work on expansion of the airport is on full swing.The government has acquired 298 acres (1.21 km2) of land around the airport to hand over to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for expansion of the airport. The existing airport terminal building has been upgraded at a cost of Rs 3.57 crore. The upgrades include an air-conditioned security zone, three check-in counters with feeder conveyor belts, a spacious arrival hall with conveyors, a VIP room, space for four airline offices, surveillance CCTV cameras, security control room and parking facility for 50 cars. [5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger Airlines Destinations SpiceJet Bangalore

Bellary Airport Bellary Airport (IATA: BEP, ICAO: VOBI) is the airport serving Bellary, a city in the Karnataka state of India. The airport served as an air strip during British rule, especially at the time of World War II. The airport lost its significance afterwards. ##In the 1980s, this airport served infrequent flights links to Bangalore run by the state owned Vayudoot. ##In the 2000s, with frequent flights were served by Air Deccan, linking to Bangalore and Goa

Currently, there is no commercial service; Vidyanagar Airport is used instead. Hubli Airport Hubli Airport also known Hubli Air Force Base (IATA: HBX, ICAO: VOHB) is the airport currently serving the twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad in the state of Karnataka, India.

Hubli airport is spread over 369 Acres and has one runway oriented 08/26, 1,670 metres in length. Its apron measures 13,500 square metres while its terminal building measures 368 square feet and can handle 150 passengers. The airport has basic Air Navigation and landing aids like PAPI and a NDB.[1]

Planned Expansion[edit]
The Government of Karnataka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and to develop the Hubli Airport in January 2013.[2] The AAI will expand it into an all-weather airport at a cost of Rs 160 crore. 530 acres (2.1 km2) of agricultural land was acquired by the State Government and handed over to AAI. The area of the airfield will be increased to 615 acres and the will be extended to 7,500 feet. The runway extension work is expected to cost Rs 90 crore. A new taxiway, roofing, fire station and a domestic terminal building are also part of the upgrading project that will enable the operation of larger aircraft like the Boeing 737 and Airbus A-320.[3] The terminal building will be expanded to cater to 300 passengers. A Doppler Very high frequency Omnidirectional Range (DVOR) will also be installed. The project is expected to be completed by 2014.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger Airlines Destinations SpiceJet Bangalore, Mumbai ,Delhi, Chennai , Jabalpur

Mysore Airport Mysore Airport (IATA: MYQ, ICAO: VOMY), also known as Mandakalli Airport is an airport serving the city of Mysore. Defunct from the mid-1980s, it was reopened to scheduled services on October 1, 2010. Kingfisher Airlines operated daily flights to Mysore between October 2010 and November 2011.[2] The newly upgraded airport lay unused for 14 months until SpiceJet began flights to Bangalore on January 14, 2013.[3]

The airstrip in Mysore was built in 1948. Its last burst of commercial activity was in the mid1980s when Vayudoot ran a feeder service. The city had been on the aviation map more than five decades ago when a leading national newspaper used to drop its newspaper bundles

using a Dakota. Thereafter, it was linked with the rest of the country through Vayudoot services. However, poor patronage had led to discontinuance of the services.

Recent airport upgrades[edit]

The airport was built at a cost of 82 crore (US$13 million). It was inaugurated by B. S. Yeddiyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 15 May 2010. Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher had shown interest in operating flights to the city.[4] The terminal building has a capacity to accommodate 200 passengers. The runway at the airport measures 1,858 m (6,098 ft). The state government has sanctioned funds to upgrade the runway length to anywhere between 2,400 m (7, 870 ft) to 2,600 m (8,530 ft).[5] Meanwhile, a sanction has been already been given for the 140 crore (US$21 million) civil and electrical works of the second phase of the project. The second phase will include upgradation of the airport with an apron, setting up of air traffic control, meteorological department and upgrading the terminal. Once that is completed, the airport will be able to operate the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft.

Flight services since 2010[edit]

After the airport was commissioned for operation in 2010, Kingfisher Airlines operated daily flights, connecting Mysore with Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai via Bangalore. Kingfisher operated its Kingfisher Red service to Mysore. The flights operated with nearly 75% occupancy inbound to Mysore, while the occupancy was said to be low in the outbound from Mysore, resulting in Kingfisher Airlines cancelling the flights since November 2011.[2] Chartered flights have been operating since the airport was recommissioned, with 150 flights operating in 2010 and 155 in 2011.[6] On 31 December 2012, SpiceJet announced flights connecting Mysore to Chennai, via Bangalore from 14 January 2013.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations SpiceJet Bangalore, Chennai

Mangalore Airport Mangalore Airport,[6][7] (IATA: IXE, ICAO: VOML) formerly known as Bajpe Airport, is an international airport[8] serving the coastal city of Mangalore, India. Several daily flights connect Mangalore with most major cities in southern and western India as well as many major cities in the Middle East. The airport was opened on 25 December 1951[9] as the Bajpe Aerodrome when then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru arrived on the maiden flight on a DC-3 Dakota aircraft.[9][10] It was the first in the state of Karnataka to have two runways, one of which was fully concrete. Mangalore

Airport is capable of handling aircraft up to A310 size in all weather conditions. Night operations are permitted.[11] The operation of international flights started in 2006 with Air India Express flying to Dubai. Mangalore Airport was a customs airport[12] for six years from 3 October 2006 to 3 October 2012, before it was granted the status of International Airport.[13] The 61-year-old facility has seen tremendous growth from its first flight, a single cargo-cumpassenger Dakota planes in 1951 to modern Boeings and Airbuses. Mangalore being a one of major port city of India having world-class industries and educational institutions, helping Mangalore Airport to clock record growth in passenger traffic.[14] Overview[edit] The airport is near Bajpe, around 20 km (12 mi) northeast of the city centre. It is on top of a hill, with two tabletop runways 9/27 and 6/24. Only two other airports in India have table top runways Kozhikode and Lengpui.[15] As of October 2012, it has facilities for handling 400 passengers in the domestic arrival hall and 150 international passengers in the international hall.[16] On 28 September 2012 an Airbus A310, a first of aircraft in that class, landed for the first time at Mangalore. It was a charter flight for the Hajj pilgrims to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.[17] On 10 January 2006 an Airbus A319 of Kingfisher Airlines was the first aircraft in that class to land on the new runway.[18] Until 2005, its small 1,600 m (5,249 ft) runway meant that it could only handle Boeing 737-400 size aircraft. The longer runway now handles slightly larger aircraft. Growth of passenger traffic at the Mangalore Airport can be gauged by the fact that it handled 9.29 lakh passengers from July 2011 to June 2012 although it was projected to handle 9 lakh passengers in 2025.[19][20] In 200708 the airport handled 10,019 aircraft movements as compared to 6,268 the previous year.[21] In 201112 it had a revenue of INR 42.64 crores and an operating profit of INR 8.76 crores,[2] up from INR 83 lakhs in 200607.[22] In 2012-13 the airport handled a landmark 1.02 million passengers with 11,940 aircraft movements.[2] The revenue for the same period was Rs 50.66 crore, and it recorded an operating profit of Rs 16.49 crore during 2012-13.[2] Layout and infrastructure[edit] Runway[edit] The first runway 9/27 of length 1,615 m (5,299 ft) was built opened in 1951. Its landing approaches lead up to the extreme edges of the hillsides and was thus called a tabletop runway.[23][24] The edges of the hill dropping into the valley from a height of about 90 m (300 ft) to 9 m (30 ft)) within a short distance of just 500 m (1,600 ft) on the east of the runway and from about 83 m (272 ft) to 25 m (82 ft) on the western side.[23] An additional disadvantage was that the runway was not level, with the height varying from 90 m (300 ft) to 83 m (272 ft) from east to west. Landing on this short runway was considered difficult.[23]

The second runway 6/24 of length 2,450 m (8,038 ft) was opened on 10 May 2006. A Jet Airways flight from Bangalore with 95 passengers on board became the first to land on this runway.[25] With this, Mangalore Airport has become the first airport in Karnataka to have two runways[26] and the first to have a runway made of concrete.[27] The airport has acquired land to build a taxiway parallel to the new runway to reduce aircraft on ground time.[21] Union minister of state for civil aviation Praful Patel announced on 15 May 2010 that a work order for extending the runway to 9,000 feet (2,740 m) would be issued soon.[28] After the air crash of Air India Flight 812 the minister reaffirmed on 30 May 2010 that the runway extension will take place and will take into account the spillover area required during an emergency.[29] On 11 July 2011 at the meeting of the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat, it was informed that the Karnataka government will be issuing preliminary notification for the acquisition of land for the extension of runway. The process of land survey for runway expansion has been started, and the preliminary notification for acquisition would be issued in a week. Around 156 acres will be required for runway expansion, and an amount of INR 15 crores has been set aside in the state budget for Mangalore airport work.[30] Provision of runway end safety area, ensuring proper markings on the runway and proper maintenance of the basic strip were implemented in after the directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) identified this as one of the 11 airports in India as unsafe.[31][32] Passenger terminal[edit] The new airport project was taken up to be developed in an area of about 2.36 square kilometres (580 acres) of land. In the first phase a 43,000 m2 (460,000 sq ft) apron was constructed at a cost of INR18.19 crore (US$2.8 million) and connected to the second runway.[33] The new terminal building built over 280,000 square metres (69 acres) of land and constructed at a cost of INR150 crore (US$23 million),[34][35] with work completing in December 2009.[35] It is centrally air-conditioned, and covers an area of 18,220 square metres (196,100 sq ft). It is equipped with two aerobridges with provision for adding more in the future. It is designed to separately handle domestic and international passengers. The apron can accommodate four A310 class and an A321 class aircraft at a time, with provision for three more aircraft to be added at a future stage. Including the old airport, the total capacity is nine aircraft and two helicopters.[36] The road to the new terminal reduces the distance between Mangalore and the airport by about 8 km (5.0 mi).[34] The airport had the trial run of the terminal for domestic flights on 16 December 2009.[37] On 15 May 2010, the terminal building was inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel,[38] along with former Chief Minister of Karnataka, B. S. Yeddyurappa. It was to be opened to air traffic on 1 July 2010, but it became operational on 2 August 2010 due to the delays caused by the Air India Express Flight 812 accident.[39][40] Since 1 September 2010, the airport is charging a user development fee (UDF) of INR150 (US$2.30) per passenger for domestic flights and INR825 (US$13) for international flights. This proposal has been approved by the Civil Aviation Ministry.[41] As of 15 May 2010, 26 domestic flights and 52 international flights were operated every week.[42]

Air traffic control[edit] Construction of a new air traffic control (ATC) complex is expected to be over by June 2013 to handle the increasing traffic at the airport.[43] On 5 September 2013 the Airports Authority of India commissioned a DGCA approved advanced automated air traffic management system replacing the older system.[44] The system enhances flight safety by providing the air traffic controllers with information of air movements from radar, flight plans, direction finders and air-ground-data link messages.[44] This system processes radar feeds from Bangalore, Chennai, and Thiruvananthapuram to display them at Mangalore.[44] Old terminal[edit] Since 2011 the old terminal has been used for direct flights to Madinah, Saudi Arabia, for pilgrims undertaking the Hajj.[45] In 2011 and 2012 chartered flights landed at Mangalore Airport and carried passengers from the old terminal building.[17] Air cargo complex[edit] The air cargo complex has been notified by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). The infrastructure for the air cargo complex is ready at old terminal. AAI has applied for the custodianship of cargo.[46][47][48] It would have a facility to store up to 10 tonnes of cargo. In addition, a cold storage would have a capacity to store up to three tonnes. Provision would be made to store sensitive and hazardous goods.[43] On 18 March 2013 the Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ajit Singh inaugurating air cargo complex and the common user terminal equipment (CUTE) system at Mangalore Airport.[49]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Air India Air India Express Air India Regional Jet Airways JetKonnect SpiceJet Destinations Mumbai Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangalore, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kuwait, Mumbai, Muscat Bangalore Bangalore, Dubai, Hyderabad, Mumbai Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Raipur Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai

Vidyanagar Airport Vidyanagar Airport also Jindal Vijaynagar Airport is a public airport located in Toranagallu, in the state of Karnataka, India. The Air strip is located at the Jindal Vijayanagar Steels complex, Toranagallu in Sandur Taluk, 40 kilometres from Bellary.

Bangalore based Charter airline, Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Ltd (TAAL), operate sightseeing charter flights to Hampi and Mysore since October 2002.[1] Kochi Airport INS Garuda (ICAO: VOCC), is an Indian naval air station located near Kochi, in the state of Kerala.[3] Commissioned on 11 May 1953, it is the oldest operating air station of the Indian Navy. The air station is adjacent to INS Venduruthy and the headquarters of Southern Naval Command. INS Garuda is a major naval air training center as well as an operational base. The original airstrip near Kochi was built by the Cochin Port Trust to transport senior officials of the British Harbour Corps from the Madras Presidency for supervising the development of modern Kochi port in 1936. During World War II, the rudimentary air strip was taken over by the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1941 and expanded to establish a RAF experimental station. The Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve (IAFVR) No. 5 Coastal Defence Flight, flying Westland Wapiti II aircraft was based at the station in May 1941. In December 1942, IAFVR No. 5 was disbanded, and resources transferred to HMS Garuda in Peelamedu, Tamil Nadu. In 1943, the Kochi facilities were transferred to the Royal Navy (RN) which established an aircraft repair yard at the location to assemble aircraft shipped to India for the war effort. HMS Garuda was decommissioned in September 1946 at the end of the war, and the Kochi infrastructure was transferred to the DGCA. Post-independence[edit] The Indian Navy acquired the first Short Sealand aircraft on 13 January 1953. The aviation facilities at Kochi were transferred to the Indian Navy and temporarily placed under the command of naval base, INS Venduruthy, on 1 January 1953 to prepare for operating the aircraft. The first Sealand aircraft arrived in Kochi from the UK on 4 February 1953. The facilities were commissioned as a fully operational naval air station under the command of the Indian Naval Air Arm on 11 May 1953 and renamed INS Garuda.[4] Commodore G. Douglas, was its first Commanding Officer. Since then, INS Garuda has remained a strategic operating station for the navy, with several training schools, intelligence centers, maintenance and repair facilities and experimental stations based here. A separate civil enclave for domestic travellers was allowed to operate at INS Garuda, which remained operational until July 1999, when the Cochin International Airport was commissioned. The 747 Squadron of the Indian Coast Guard was activated on 22 Apr 2002 within the premises of Naval Base Kochi. The Squadron operates two Dornier 228 aircraft.[5] Cochin International Airport Cochin International Airport (IATA: COK, ICAO: VOCI) is an international airport situated in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Located at Nedumbassery, about 30 km (19 mi)[4] northeast of Kochi, it is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala. For the financial year 2012-13, it was the fourth busiest airport in India in international passenger traffic ferrying 2,919,707 passengers and seventh busiest in overall passenger traffic carrying 4,880,773 passengers.[5] The airport is a

primary base for Air India Express operations and is a focus city for Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet. Cochin International Airport is the first in India developed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model.[6] History The original air facilities in Kochi were an aerodome and airstrip on Willingdon Island, built in 1936 by the British Residency of Kochi Kingdom, intended for transporting British officials involved in the development of Cochin Port. The airstrip was converted into a military airport by the Royal Indian Navy during World War II. The Royal Navy chose it as a strategic site for their headquarters in Southern India and as an air station cum landing craft and sea plane base.[7] The military facility hosted naval fighter planes and was intended to thwart possible Japanese air raids.[8] A small naval unit set up just two days before the outbreak of World War II.[9] After Indian Independence, the Indian Navy operated the airport, though it permitted civilian aircraft to use the facility. The Gulf economic boom of the 1980s made it necessary to develop international transportation to Kochi in the interests of expatriates working in the Middle East.[10] In October 1990, the Kerala Chamber of Commerce, supported by local industry, passed a resolution to expand the naval airport to accommodate large jets and facilitate direct flights to the Middle East. The resolution was rejected by the Navy for security reasons. A new airport was built near Kochi in 1991 instead.

Cochin International Airport has three terminals; one is for domestic passengers and another for international passengers. There is a cargo terminal spread over an area of 4,200 acres (1,700 ha). Domestic The domestic terminal has an area of 9,290.30 m2 (100,000.0 sq ft) and is designed to handle up to 400 passengers at peak times. The departure hall has 26 common use terminal equipment (CUTE) enabled check-in counters, including 6 premium check-in counters, 4 self check in counters. It has 6 security gates and a common waiting area that can accommodate 400 passengers at a time. A family lounge and a premium lounge for business class passengers are present. A small food court is housed in the waiting area, while a restaurant operates in entry lobby. Only 4 remote gates facility are available for domestic passengers. The arrivals hall has 3 baggage carousels. International The international terminal covers an area of 37,161.21 m2 (399,999.9 sq ft) with two buildings for departures and arrivals connected inside with a corridor. The departure and arrival halls of the international terminal are designed to accommodate 1800 people each at

any time. The departure hall has 42 CUTE enabled check-in counters, including 10 premium check-in counters. CIAL is the fifth airport in India to install advanced in-line baggage screening systems, replacing conventional x-ray based manual screening.[30][31] It has 36 passport control counters, 12 security gates and 12 customs counters. There are four premium lounges for first class and business class passengers. There are 10 gates and 5 jetways. The arrival hall has 24 passport control counters and 4 baggage carousels. New International Terminal On 8 September 2012, the director board of CIAL approved the design of the new international terminal which will cost 6 billion (US$92 million). It will have two levels, the ground level for arrivals and the top level for departures. It will be able to handle 12 million passengers annually and 4800 passengers during peak hours. It will have 16 aerobridges with a floor area of 139,354.56 m2 (1,500,000.0 sq ft). The terminal is expected to manage passenger traffic till 2030. After the construction of the new international terminal, it is planned to convert the existing international terminal to a domestic terminal and reserve the current domestic terminal for business jets.[32] Cargo Cochin Airport has a dedicated cargo center on the eastern side of the complex. The cargo center is one of the largest facilities in the country with a total floor space of 120,000 sq ft (11,000 m2) in 50 acres (200,000 m2) of land. The cargo terminal handled around 40,000 MT last year[which?], with more than 25% growth.[citation needed] There are three complexes in the cargo village:

The Center for Dry Cargo (CDC), with an area of 50,000 sq ft (4,600 m2), has a dedicated warehousing facility and air-customs inspection facility for both import and export.[33][dead link] The Center for Perishable Cargo (CPC) is the largest dedicated cold storage center for perishable goods in the country. It has a floor area of about 22,000 sq ft (2,000 m2) and can handle approximately 25,000 metric tonnes of cargo. It was commissioned in 2008 at a cost of 38 crore (US$5.8 million) jointly by CIAL, Government of India through Agricultural and Food Promotion Export Development Authority (APEDA) and Government of Kerala.[34][unreliable source?] The Transshipment Cargo Complex is a dedicated warehouse allocated for transshipment cargo. The import and export cargo from the customs warehouses in the catchment area, as well as from airports like Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, etc., are handled and stored at this centre for export.[33]

In addition, an exclusive domestic cargo complex has also been constructed for private domestic logistics firms and India Post services.

Air traffic control

The air traffic control (ATC) tower is 60 m (200 ft) tall. Cochin ATC controls flights below an altitude of 18,000 ft (5,500 m). The airport has an instrument landing system (ILS) using distance measuring equipment (DME). The ATC uses Doppler VHF omni range I and II.[35]

Airport surveillance radar

The airport has signed an agreement with AAI to install an advanced airport surveillance radar (ASR) as well as monopulse secondary surveillance radar (MSSR).[36][37] In addition, a surface movement radar is to be installed for effective monitoring of flights in the runway and parking bays.[38] The new radar system will reduce the holding time of the aircraft before landing from 12 to 3 minutes. This means that four aircraft can land within 12 minutes whereas it takes about 40 minutes for this currently. The radar will allow more accurate alignment tracking for landing of the aircraft. The radars will be installed near the runway. The radar at Cochin airport will be networked with the systems at the Chennai, Mangalore and Thiruvananthapuram airports. The radar, expected to cost about 2.5 million has been imported from France. Installation and testing works of ASR and MSSR was expected to be completed by March 2013.[39]

With a length of 3,900 m (12,800 ft) and width of 54 m (177 ft), the runway is equipped to operate any type of aircraft in commercial service. It has a full-length parallel taxiway of 3,900 m (12,800 ft).[40][41][42] The runway is spread over the panchayat areas of Nedumbasserry, Sreemoolanagaram and Kanjoor. Cochin Airport has one helipad for dedicated use of helicopters, meant for air-taxi purposes. Plans for constructing a heliport are underway.[43]

Airlines and destinations

Passenger airlines
Airlines Air Arabia AirAsia Air India Air India Air India Express Air India Regional Emirates Etihad Airways GoAir Gulf Air IndiGo Destinations Sharjah Kuala Lumpur Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Trivandrum Calicut, Delhi, Jeddah, Mumbai, Sharjah Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Calicut, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muscat, Salalah, Sharjah, Trivandrum Agatti Dubai Abu Dhabi Delhi, Mumbai Bahrain Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Terminal International International Domestic International International Domestic International International Domestic International Domestic

Airlines IndiGo Jet Airways Jet Airways JetKonnect Kuwait Airways Malaysia Airlines Oman Air Qatar Airways Saudia SilkAir SpiceJet SpiceJet SriLankan Airlines Tigerair

Destinations Pune, Trivandrum Dubai Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Vishakhapatnam Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat, Sharjah Bangalore, Delhi, Tiruchirapalli Kuwait Kuala Lumpur[44] Muscat Doha Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh Singapore Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Vishakhapatnam Dubai, Mal Colombo Singapore

Terminal International Domestic International Domestic International International International International International International Domestic International International International

Cargo airlines
Airlines Destinations Blue Dart Aviation Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai Emirates SkyCargo Dubai Etihad Crystal Cargo Abu Dhabi Qatar Airways Cargo Doha Saudia Cargo Jeddah, Riyadh

Calicut International Airport Calicut International Airport (IATA: CCJ, ICAO: VOCL), also known as Karipur Airport, is an International Airport serving the cities of Kozhikode and Malappuram in Kerala, India. The airport is located in Karipur about 25 km (16 mi) from Malappuram and 28 km (17 mi) from Kozhikode. The airport serves as an operating base for Air India Express. It is thirteenth busiest airport in India in terms of overall passenger traffic.[4] The airport was given international airport status on 2 February 2006.[5][6] It is the third busiest airport in Kerala after Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.

Recent renovation, upgrades and expansion[edit]

A 15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft) international terminal has been opened to passengers, similar to the spacious modern international departure terminal that became operational on 14 May 2007. Three conveyor belts have been installed at the arrival terminal. The approach to

Calicut airport runway is surrounded with hills and valleys. The approach funnel area of the runway 28 is a 30 m (98 ft) to 70 m (230 ft) deep undulated valley up to a distance of 6,000 m (20,000 ft), immediately following the tabletop runway of 2,860 m (9,380 ft) long. This terrain needs a special type of approach guidance lighting system to enhance safety for aircraft operations both during night and poor visibility conditions. Airports Authority of India have provided runway lead-in lighting system for the first time in India at Calicut airport as per the recommendations of the DGCA.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Air Arabia Air India Air India Express Emirates Etihad Airways JetKonnect Oman Air Qatar Airways RAK Airways Saudia SpiceJet Destinations Sharjah Coimbatore, Delhi, Dubai, Jeddah, Mumbai, Riyadh, Sharjah Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Goa, Kochi, Kuwait, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muscat, Salalah, Sharjah, Thiruvanathapuram Dubai Abu Dhabi Mumbai Muscat Doha Ras al-Khaimah Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai

Airlines Destinations Emirates SkyCargo Dubai [8] Expoair Cargo Colombo Qatar Airways Cargo Doha[9]

Trivandrum International Airport Trivandrum International Airport (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV) is located in Thiruvananthapuram and is the first airport in the state of Kerala, India. It is the first international airport in a non-metro city in India.[4] TIA is considered as an "all weather" airport in the country[5] and is ISO 9001-2000 certified. It is the 8th busiest airport in the country in terms of international passenger traffic and 10th busiest in terms of overall passenger traffic.[6] The Trivandrum International terminal is located approximately 3.7 km (2.3 mi) due west from the city centre,[4] 16 km (9.9 mi) from Kovalam beach, 13 km (8.1 mi) from Technopark Trivandrum and 21 km (13 mi) from the proposed Vizhinjam International Seaport

In addition to civil operations, Trivandrum Airport also caters to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Coast Guard for their strategic operations. IAF have an exclusive apron to handle all their operations. Trivandrum airport also caters for the Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology which carries out pilot training activities.[7]

Terminals, airlines and destinations

Passenger airlines
There are three terminals, Terminal 1 is unused, Terminal 2 serving solely domestic flights The domestic terminal has an area of 9,200 m2 (99,000 sq ft) and the Terminal 3, (NITB: New International Terminal Building) serving international flights.These terminals are spread over an area of 2,880 acres (1,170 ha). The domestic terminal can handle up to 500 passengers at time and the International Terminal can handle 1,600 passengers at a time.[10] The International terminal ground operations are handled by Air India and Bhadra Ground Handling services Ltd. The terminal is fully air-conditioned with wi-fi facility.The international terminal features more spacious lounges, natural lighting with extensive use of glass roofing and better conveyance facilities for passengers. It also has 3 baggage carousels and elaborate immigration/customs facilities. Flemingo, India's first privately owned duty free operator is managing the duty free shop at the International terminal. The domestic terminal has basic amenities including cafs, a book-seller, duty-free shopping, free local calls, phone-recharging points.[11]
Airlines Air Arabia Air India Air India Air India Express Emirates Etihad Airways Gulf Air IndiGo IndiGo Jet Airways Jet Airways JetLite Kuwait Airways Maldivian Oman Air Qatar Airways SilkAir Spicejet Destinations Sharjah Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai Kochi, Kozhikode, Mal, Mal, Sharjah Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kochi, Mumbai, Muscat, Salalah, Sharjah Dubai Abu Dhabi Bahrain (resumes 15 December 2013)[12] Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai, Kolkata Dubai [13] Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Dehradun Dammam, Muscat Bangalore, Delhi Kuwait Mal, Hanimaadhoo Muscat Doha Singapore Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai Terminal International Domestic International International International International International Domestic International Domestic International Domestic International International International International International Domestic

Airlines SriLankan Airlines Tigerair

Destinations Colombo Singapore

Terminal International International

Airlines Destinations FitsAir Colombo Qatar Airways Cargo Colombo, Doha Saudia Cargo Dammam, Hong Kong SriLankan Cargo Colombo

Agatti Aerodrome Agatti Aerodrome (IATA: AGX, ICAO: VOAT) is located on the southern end of Agatti Island, in the union territory of Lakshadweep in India. It is the sole airstrip in the archipelago, which lies off the west coast of India. History[edit] The airstrip was constructed during 198788 for operation of Dornier 228 type of aircraft and was inaugurated on 16 April 1988. Initially, the terminal was housed in a small temporary structure. Construction of Terminal Building, Air Traffic Control Tower and related structures commenced in 2006. However, the construction of the Terminal Building was stopped midway due to the proposed extension of Runway & Basic strip.[1] Air India Regional began services with ATR-42 aircraft on 24 September 2010 connecting Agatti with Kochi and Bangalore.[2] The resurfacing of the runway was completed in November 2010.[1] Structure[edit] Agatti airport is spread over 18.56 hectares (45.9 acres). It has one asphalt runway, oriented 04/22, 1204 metres long and 30 metres wide, while its terminal building can handle 50 passengers during peak hours. Navigational aids include a DME and NDB. It is operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Regional Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai

Raja Bhoj Airport

Raja Bhoj Airport (IATA: BHO, ICAO: VABP) is a domestic airport serving Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located in Gandhi Nagar area which lies 15 km (9.3 mi) north-west of Bhopal city center on National Highway 12.

The first direct seasonal international flight from Bhopal was to Jeddah, a Hajj charter flown by Saudia on 23 October 2010.[citation needed] for Hajj travelers. With the length of the runway strip increased to 9,000 feet, it is now possible for larger aircraft to land at Bhopal.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger Airlines Destinations Air India Delhi, Mumbai Jet Ahmedabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Airways Raipur JetKonnect Delhi,Mumbai SpiceJet Hyderabad, Indore, Delhi Cargo Airlines Destinations Blue Dart Aviation Delhi

Gwalior Airport

Gwalior Airport (IATA: GWL, ICAO: VIGR) is a civil enclave airport at the Maharajpur Air Force Station 10 Kilometres north-east of Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is one of the four prominent Airports of Madhya Pradesh.

The Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal, spread over 29.5 acres, can handle 200 passengers per hour. The 150 metre by 100 metre apron can handle two Airbus A320 and one small aircraft simultaneously.[1] The Gwalior Air Base has the unique distinction of being the only operational base supporting the Indian Air Force with two operational parallel runways. The newer second runway was conceptualised in 2006, with work commencing in February 2009. The runway became operational in October 2010.[2
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport (IATA: IDR, ICAO: VAID) is a public airport that principally serves Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is the busiest airport in the state of and is located 8 km west of Indore. According to the statistics released by the Airports Authority of India, the agency responsible for the airport, it is the 20th.[3] busiest airport in India.

The airport is named after Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore, belonging to the Holkar dynasty of the Maratha Empire. Since 2008, seasonal Hajj charters have begun operating from Indore.

Domestic Terminal[edit]
The domestic terminal of the airport is highly developed. Each and every latest facility including modern escalators and a high-tech baggage handling system, two lifts and two escalators and various other modern facilities are there. Numerous flights on regular basis run from here, connecting it to all the major cities and towns of the country (India).

Cargo Terminal[edit]
Indore is a popular port of call for Import and Export cargo by Air. This port can bring about a sea change in the region's international trade aspirations. The cargo terminal of the airport is highly maintained with huge warehouses, better facilities and strict security. The Cargo terminal of Indore Airport has been linked as a satellite Air-cargo Complex (ACC) to CSIA, Mumbai and IGIA, New Delhi in Custom bonded Closed Body Trucks (CBTs). The Catchment area of ACC, Indore comprising Indore, Pithampur, Dewas, Mandideep, Bhopal, Nagda, Ghat Bilod, Dhamnod, Sarangpur, Ratlam, etc.[5]

Integrated Terminal[edit]
Indore's new expandable integrated terminal building was inaugurated on February 14, 2012. It was built by AAI at a cost of Rs 135 crores and is capable of handling 700 passengers per hour.[6] The new terminal has modern escalators and a high-tech baggage handling system. it will cater to movements of 46 flights every day. In preparation towards the proposed international operations, It will have 16 check-in counters, 16 immigration counters (four for departure and 12 for arrivals) and four counters for customs, apart from 569 CCTVs and Xray machines for security. As regards the amenities, the terminal would also have two lifts and two escalators conveyor belts for baggage. As per the international standards, it would also have an ATM, a book stall and a food court.[7]

Indore airport measures 729 acres and the current terminal building, spread over 18,000 sq.mtrs. The adjoining concrete aprons have parking bays to cater to 5 ATR-72, 4 Airbus A-321 and 3 Boeing 737 aircraft simultaneously.[8] Indore's sole runway 07/25 is 2750 metres long and 45 metres wide. The Airfield is equipped with Night Landing Facilities and a CAT- 1 Instrument Landing System (ILS) (on Runway 25 only) as well as Navigational facilities like DVOR/DME and an NDB. The runway is being extended as a part of the expansion plan for the airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Air India Jet Airways JetKonnect IndiGo SpiceJet Ventura AirConnect Destinations Mumbai, Delhi Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Visakhapatnam Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Raipur, Srinagar Bhopal, Delhi, Hyderabad Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior

Jabalpur Airport Jabalpur Airport (IATA: JLR, ICAO: VAJB), also known as Dumna Airport, is 25 kilometres east of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. The airport serves the Mahakaushal region and eastern Madhya Pradesh as it is the only air connection in the nearby 15-20 districts. Jabalpur Airport is the only air connection for many tourists who visit Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park, Khajuraho and Bhedaghat. The airport is spread over an area of 310.22 acres. An additional 350 acres is in the process of being alloted to Airport Authority of India for an expansion project. The project includes civil works such as extending the runway to 9,000 feet and the construction of new terminal building and parking apron. Air India, Spicejet and Ventura Airconnect Limited have been operating scheduled flight services to and from Jabalpur The Central Command, Lucknow has asked for land near the airport to build an airbase and radar station because Jabalpur has large number of military and defence settlements and the largest cantonment in Central India.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Regional Delhi Spicejet Delhi, Hubli, Mumbai Ventura AirConnect Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior

Khajuraho Airport

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Air India Agra, Delhi, Varanasi[1]

Airlines Destinations Jet Airways Delhi, Varanasi Spicejet Delhi, Varanasi