Akola Airport

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Shivani Airport
अकोला विमानतळ
Shivani Airport

IATA: AKDICAO: VAAK

Akola Airport अकोला विमानतळ is located in Maharashtra
Akola Airport अकोला विमानतळ
Akola Airport अकोला विमानतळ
Akola Airport अकोला विमानतळ (Maharashtra)
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Maharashtra
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Akola
Location Akola, Maharashtra, India
Elevation AMSL 999 ft / 304 m
Coordinates 20°41′56″N 77°3′31″E / 20.69889°N 77.05861°E / 20.69889; 77.05861
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 4,600 1,400 part concrete, part asphalt or part bitumen-bound macadam

Akola Airport, also known as Shivani Airport (IATA: AKDICAO: VAAK) is an airport located in Akola in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is one of 26 airports in Maharashtra.

History[edit]

The airport was constructed in 1943 by the Public Works Department.[1] Airlines such as Vayudoot and Span Aviation had operated out of Akola in the past.[2] The airport was developed in 2008 at an estimated cost of Rs 25 crore. A new terminal building, renovated at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore, has a new fire station, air traffic control block and other vital installations.[3] The 4,000-foot runway was extended to 4,600 feet (1,400 m) and a new Precision Approach Path Indicator and Non-directional beacon navigation system added.

Structure[edit]

Akola airport has a part concrete, part asphalt, or part bitumen-bound macadam runway oriented 10/28, 4000 ft long and 100 ft wide. The airport covers an area of 196 acres (79 ha). The 90 metre by 100 metre apron can accommodate two Fokker F27 - sized aircraft.[4] The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has requested the State government provide additional land in order to extend the runway to 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) to enable larger aircraft to use the airport.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No scheduled commercial air service at this time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airstrips in Maharashtra". Maharashtra Public Works Department. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Patel plans to upgrade Akola airport". Times of India. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "AAI upgrade for Akola airport". Times of India. 26 May 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "AAI website". 
  5. ^ "Sena alleges graft in Akola airport". Times of India. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 

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