Imphal Airport (IATA: IMF, ICAO: VEIM) is an airport in Imphal, located 8 km south of the capital of Manipur, India. It offers regional commercial airline service as well as general aviation and charter service.
The terminal houses a post office and variety shop. There is also a reception counter of Tourism Department. Wheelchair accessibility, child care room, and assistance to physically challenged, aged and infirm are available.
Imphal airport was called RAF Imphal, major Allied supply base during the Second World War. The Allied forces could fly men, equipment and supplies into the airstrips at Imphal so although cut off by land, the town was not without a lifeline. Allied aircraft could also parachute ammunition, rations and drinking water to the encircled combat units during the Battle of Imphal, when Japanese forces attempted to invade India, but were driven back into Burma with heavy losses.
Airlines and destinations 
||Aizawl, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata
|Air India Regional
||Dimapur, Guwahati, Kolkata, Silchar
||Agartala, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata
||Bangalore, Guwahati, Kolkata, silchar
- On August 16, 1991, Indian Airlines Flight 257 crashed while on descent into Imphal Airport. All 69 crew and passengers on board were killed.
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
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