Imphal International Airport

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Imphal International Airport
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IMF is located in India airports
Location of the airport in India
Airport type Own Public Own Government
Owner Government of Manipur
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Imphal, Manipur
Location Imphal, Manipur, India
Elevation AMSL 2,540 ft / 774 m
Coordinates 24°45′36″N 093°53′48″E / 24.76000°N 93.89667°E / 24.76000; 93.89667
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,746 9,009 Asphalt
05/23 4,746 15,571 Asphalt
Statistics (Apr '13 - Mar '14)
Passenger movements 1,628,766
Aircraft movements 9,944
Cargo tonnage 8,101

Imphal International Airport (IATA: IMFICAO: VEI) is the second largest international airport in the north eastern region of India, after Guwahati. After new land expandation Imphal Airport will be Largest International Airport in north eastern. Located 8 km south of Imphal, capital of Indian state Manipur,it is the second busiest airport in the north eastern region of India as 39.16%. It is Manipur's only international airport. It is one of the most important aerodromes of the region which connects all the major cities of India to north-eastern region of India. Alliance Air will be resume from November 21, 2014 Direct Flight to Mumbai and Bangaluru. Imphal International Airport will be hub as like Delhi,Kolkata,Bangalore and Hyderabad

Technical Information[edit]

Situated at an elevation of 2545 feet (774.80m) above the sea level, the airport covers an area of 1275 acres (515.97 hectares). It has a 2,746 meter-long runway and one terminal.Imphal international airport is equipped with most modern passenger facilities. Further it has facilities for night operations and an apron to park seventeen A-320s and Two A-380s and an thirteen ATR-42-72 and Boeing 737-800 at a time . The terminal houses 10 check-in counters and has the capacity to handle nearly 600 passengers in its departure section and 350 in its arrival section.The New terminal work in progress will be completed at 2015 November 21 it will be a 35 check-in counters and its will be the capacity to handle Nearly 8,000 passenger its will be in Departure section and 5,000 its will be in its arrival section The airport is also a base for the Manipur Tourism Department. New Runway 05/23 will be starting from November 21, 2015 and Imphal International Airport will be the world Longest Runway in the world. Imphal International Airport has two Runway Meter-Long 4,746 and feet-long 15,571 and 2,746 meter-long and feet-long 9,009 runway The airport comes under the administrative control of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and is suitable for 'C' type (Airbus 320 or 321) aircraft operations in all-weather conditions. There are currently four departure gates at the airport which can handle aircraft belonging to ATR42, A320, A321, A300 and Boeing 737 NG series. New terminal will be sixteen Departure gates at the Airport which will be handle aircraft belonging to Boeing 737 NG series Atr42 and Airbus Series

The airport is equipped with the PAPI (Precision approach path indicator) guidance system, providing visual aid on both sides of the runway (04/22) to assist pilots in maintaining the correct path of approach. A CAT-I ILS at runway 04/22 and 05/23 also available to assist in aircraft landing. The airport also has night landing facilities. Runway 05/23 is much facilities then Runway 04/22


During World War II, the airport was located 4.5 km away from its present location, at the former Imphal RAF station - a major allied forces supply airfield. The presence of the airbase allowed the allied forces to fly in men, equipment and supplies. This provided a lifeline to the town that was otherwise cut off by land. Allied aircrafts also parachuted ammunition, rations and drinking water to the encircled Indian combat units during the Battle of Imphal in which Japanese forces attempting to take Imphal were eventually driven back to Burma after suffering heavy losses.

Connectivity with the City from Imphal Airport[edit]

Imphal International Airport is served by both publicly and privately owned buses, as well as auto rickshaws, all of which offer transport to and from the city centre.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air India Aizawl, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata Domestic-2
Air India Regional Silchar Domestic-2
Jet Airways Guwahati, Silchar Domestic-2
JetKonnect Bangalore, Guwahati, Kolkata Domestic-2
IndiGo Agartala, Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi Domestic-1
Alliance Agartala, Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru Domestic-1
Golden Myanmar Airlines Mandalay International-1
Singapore Airlines Singapore International-2
Thai Airways Bangkok International-2


On 16 August 1991, Indian Airlines Flight 257 crashed while descending to Imphal airport. All 69 on board, including the crew members, were killed.


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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