Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal

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Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Airport
राजमाता विजयाराजे सिंधिया हवाई अड्डे
Rājamātā vijayārājē sindhiyā havā'ī aḍḍē
IATA: GWLICAO: VIGR
GWL is located in India airports
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Location of airport in Gwalior
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Owner Indian Air Force
Operator Indian Air Force/Airports Authority of India
Serves Gwalior
Location Gwalior
Elevation AMSL 617 ft / 188 m
Coordinates 26°17′36″N 078°13′40″E / 26.29333°N 78.22778°E / 26.29333; 78.22778
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 9,000 2,743 Asphalt

Gwalior Airport (IATA: GWLICAO: VIGR) is a civil enclave airport at the Maharajpur Air Force Station 10 Kilometres north-east of Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is one of the four prominent Airports of Madhya Pradesh.

Structure[edit]

The Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal, spread over 29.5 acres, can handle 200 passengers per hour. The 150 metre by 100 metre apron can handle two Airbus A320 and one small aircraft simultaneously.[1] The Gwalior Air Base has the unique distinction of being the only operational base supporting the Indian Air Force with two operational parallel runways. The newer second runway was conceptualised in 2006, with work commencing in February 2009. The runway became operational in October 2010.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AAI website, retrieved 10 January 2012 
  2. ^ "New Runway At Air Force Station Gwalior, Su-30s Added To Base". Livefist. Retrieved 10 January 2012.