Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
|Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
चौधरी चरण सिंह अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा
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|IATA: LKO – ICAO: VILK|
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Serves||Lucknow, Sitapur, Barabanki, Gonda and Balrampur|
|Elevation AMSL||123 m / 404 ft|
Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (IATA: LKO, ICAO: VILK), is situated at Amausi in the city of Lucknow, India. It is the 13th busiest airport in India and the second busiest & largest in North and Central India after IGI airport Delhi.
Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport covers an area of 4.8035 km2. Management of the airport is solely under Airport Authority of India, a government owned corporation responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India.
The airport was constructed in 1986 to facilitate corporate and government 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.
The airport's original terminal, built to complement Charbagh Railway Station's architecture, is now used for international flights after the opening of Terminal 2. It has two arrival and three departing gates as well as two immigration counters.
The Airport Authority of India is planning 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.
- Traffic Statistics - International Passengers
- Traffic Statistics - International Aircraft Movements
- Traffic Statistics - International Freight
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- Accident history for LKO at Aviation Safety Network
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