|Chandigarh International Airport
Chandigarh Air Force Base
चंडीगढ़ अंतरराष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा
चंडीगढ़ एयर फोर्स बेस
|Operator||Indian Air Force/Airports Authority of India|
|Elevation AMSL||1,012 ft / 308 m|
|Statistics (Apr '13 - Mar '14)|
Chandigarh International Airport (IATA: IXC, ICAO: VICG) is a customs airport in Chandigarh, India. It is located about 9 kilometres south of the city centre and operates as a civil enclave at the Chandigarh Air force Station of the Indian Air Force. 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.
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. 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. Defense Minstry has already given clearance to the International Flight operations during night hours from the Airport.
As of July 2014, official update mentions that 60% of the upgrade construction work has been done on the International Airport and the remaining is expected to be completed by the deadline of February 2015.
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, thus resulting in Punjab and Harayana reaching an agreement to name it Chandigarh International Airport. This airport would not be greenfield but the present Indian air force base would be used.
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, Construction began in January 2010.
Airlines and destinations
|Air India||Delhi, Mumbai|
|IndiGo||Bangalore, Mumbai, Srinagar|
|Jet Airways||Chennai, Mumbai|
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