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 2,312,291
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 13 busiest airport in India and busiest in Uttar pradesh.


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


The airport was construcyed 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, can land there and 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 airport has two terminals, the second integrated terminal was completed in April 2012.[7] The terminal was inaugurated by civil aviation minister Ajit Singh on 19 May 2012, before opening on 2 June 2012.[8] Terminal 1 is used for international flights. Airport Authority of India has decided expansion of Terminal 1. Terminal 2 is used for national flights.[9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations Terminal
AirAsia India Bangalore (Begins 3rd November 2014) 2
Air India Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Gaya (Starts 3rd Janurary 2015), Kolkata, Mumbai, Dehradun 2
Air India Express Dubai 1
flydubai Dubai 1
GoAir Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Srinagar 2
IndiGo Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Pune 2
Jet Airways Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Pune 2
JetKonnect Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Chennai, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu (Starts 3rd November 2014), Pune, Mumbai, Varanasi 2
Oman Air Muscat 1
Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh, Damman 1
SpiceJet Delhi, Sharjah 2
Ventura Air Connect Charter: Allahabad, Varanasi, Santa 2


Airlines Destinations
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai
Etihad Cargo Abu Dhabi (Begins 1st December 2014)
Blue Dart Aviation Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur


By Rail[edit]

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


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

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