Diu Airport

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Diu Airport
IATA: DIUICAO:
DIU is located in India airports
DIU
DIU
Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Diu, Jafrabad
Location Diu, India
Elevation AMSL 31 ft / 9 m
Coordinates 20°42′47″N 070°55′16″E / 20.71306°N 70.92111°E / 20.71306; 70.92111Coordinates: 20°42′47″N 070°55′16″E / 20.71306°N 70.92111°E / 20.71306; 70.92111
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/22 5,980 1,823 Asphalt
13/31 3,555 1,084 Asphalt

Diu Airport (IATA: DIU) is a civilian aerodrome located at Diu in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, India. Besides Diu, it also serves the neighbouring areas of Gujarat, including Veraval and Jafrabad.

History[edit]

Diu airport was built in the 1954 when Diu was part of Portuguese India.[1] Transportes Aéreos da Índia Portuguesa(TAIP), commenced operations to Diu on 16 August 1955. The Airline linked Diu with Goa, Daman and Karachi[2] until December 1961 when the Indian air force bombed the airfield. [3]

Structure[edit]

Diu Airport's main runway 05/23 is 5922 ft (1826m) long and 45m wide. connected to an apron measuring 60 by 90 metres via two taxiways.The Airport Terminal can accommodate 100 passengers each in the arrivals and departure halls. A Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) is Diu's sole Navigational Aid. [4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Jet Airways Mumbai, Porbander

The airport operators are talking of starting a private airline servive to Daman from December 2013.[5]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "General Vasssalo e Silva". Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dabolim and TAIP". Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Liberation of Goa - An Overview". Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "AAI Website". Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  5. ^ 'Flights between Daman, Diu from December ' articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (Retrieved 19 Oct 2013, 03.10 AM IST)