Chandigarh Airport

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Chandigarh Airport
Chandigarh Air Force Base
चंडीगढ़ हवाई अड्डे
चंडीगढ़ एयर फोर्स बेस
IATA: IXCICAO: VICG
IXC is located in India airports
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Location of airport in India
Chandigarh Airport from inside
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Indian Air Force/Airports Authority of India
Serves Chandigarh Tricity
Elevation AMSL 1,012 ft / 308 m
Coordinates 30°40′24″N 076°47′19″E / 30.67333°N 76.78861°E / 30.67333; 76.78861
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 9,001 2,744 Asphalt

Chandigarh Airport (IATA: IXCICAO: 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 26 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.The project is believed to completed soon.The main purpose of the International airport is to reduce pressure on Indira Gandhi International Airport.[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.It is expected that work would end soon and International flights would soon begin to operate from Chandigarh to other parts of the world,[5][6] Construction began in January 2010.[7][8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Mumbai
GoAir Bangalore, Mumbai
IndiGo Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai
Jet Airways Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow
JetKonnect Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur
SpiceJet Delhi, Srinagar, Mumbai
Deccan Charters with Himalayan Bulls Kullu

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