Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport

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Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
Partial image of CCs International airport.jpg
Partial image of CCS International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Lucknow
Location Lucknow, India
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 123 m / 404 ft
Coordinates 26°45′43″N 080°53′00″E / 26.76194°N 80.88333°E / 26.76194; 80.88333Coordinates: 26°45′43″N 080°53′00″E / 26.76194°N 80.88333°E / 26.76194; 80.88333
LKO is located in India airports
Location of airport
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,800 9,186 Concrete/asphalt
Statistics (April 2013 - March 2014)
Passenger movements 3,987,567
Aircraft movements 19,682
Cargo tonnage 4,239
Sources: AIP from AAI[1]
Statistics from AAI[2][3][4]

Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (IATA: LKOICAO: VILK), is situated at Amausi, serving the city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, India.It is the 8th busiest airport in India and the busiest in Uttar pradesh.


Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport covers an area of 4.8035 km2. Management of the airport is solely under Airport Authority of India which is a government owned corporation responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India.


The airport was constructed in the year 1986 to facilitate corporate and govt. officials. With an increasing number of passengers, AAI decided to upgrade the airport. On 17 July 2008, the Government of India officially renamed the airport Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport. It was granted international status in May 2012.[5]


The Airport Authority of India is planning[6] to expand the runway of the airport so that large aircraft, like the Boeing 777,Airbus A380 can land there. There is also a plan for the expansion of the Terminal 1 of the airport with an aerobrige so that more passengers can fly from there.The expansion of the runway will complete in 2014.


The airport has two terminals.

Terminal 1

The old Terminal of The airport is used for International Flights after the opening of Terminal 2.[7] It has 2 Arrival while 3 Departing Gates and 2 Immigration Counters.

Terminal 2

The terminal was inaugurated by civil aviation minister Ajit Singh on 19 May 2012, before opening on 2 June 2012.[8] Terminal 2 is used for national flights.[9] It has 8 boarding gates.

Airlines and destinations


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air India Delhi, Mumbai 2
Air India Regional Dehradun 2
Air India Express Dubai 1
flydubai Dubai 1
GoAir Bhubaneswar (Begins 26 October 2014), Delhi, Mumbai 2
IndiGo Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai 2
Jet Airways Delhi,Mumbai 2
Jet Airways Abu Dhabi (begins 14 November 2014)[10] 1
JetKonnect Delhi 2
Oman Air Muscat 1
Saudia Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh 1
SpiceJet Sharjah 1
SpiceJet Delhi 2
Ventura Air Connect Charter: Allahabad, Varanasi, Satna, Jabalpur, Dehradun, Indore (Begins 7th December 2014), Bhopal (Begins 7th December 2014) 2


Airlines Destinations
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai
Etihad Cargo Abu Dhabi (Begins 1st December 2014)
Blue Dart Aviation Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur
Saudia Cargo Jeddah, Riyadh


By Rail

The nearest major railway station to the airport is Lucknow Charbagh railway station which is roughly 10 km. away from the airport campus.[11]


CCS International airport will be connected through Lucknow Metro by a terminal station on the North-South Corridor Line.

Line First operational Stations Length
     North-South Corridor Under Construction 22 22.878 CCS International airport Munshi Pulia

See also


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