Jabalpur Airport

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Jabalpur Domestic Airport
जबलपुर डोमेस्टिक एयरपोर्ट
Jabalapura ḍōmēsṭika ēyarapōrṭa
Jabalpur Airport.jpg
IATA: JLRICAO: VAJB
JLR is located in India airports
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Location of airport in Jabalpur
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Jabalpur Metropolitan Agglomeration
Location Jabalpur
Elevation AMSL 1,624 ft / 495 m
Coordinates 23°40′10″N 080°03′07″E / 23.66944°N 80.05194°E / 23.66944; 80.05194
Website http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/Jabalpur.jsp
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,988 6,522 Asphalt

Jabalpur Airport (IATA: JLRICAO: VAJB), also known as Dumna Airport, is 25 kilometres east of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. The airport serves the Mahakaushal region and eastern Madhya Pradesh as it is the only air connection in the nearby 15-20 districts. Jabalpur Airport is the only air connection for many tourists who visit Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park, Khajuraho and Bhedaghat.

The airport is spread over an area of 310.22 acres. An additional 350 acres is in the process of being alloted to Airport Authority of India for an expansion project. The project includes civil works such as extending the runway to 9,000 feet and the construction of new terminal building and parking apron. Air India, SpiceJet and Ventura Airconnect Limited have been operating scheduled flight services to and from Jabalpur

The Central Command, Lucknow has asked for land near the airport to build an airbase and radar station because Jabalpur has large number of military and defence settlements and the largest cantonment in Central India.

Airport terminal building

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Regional Delhi
SpiceJet Delhi, Hubli, Mumbai
Ventura AirConnect Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior


SG 2442 flight of Spicejet connecting Jabalpur
Air India (Regional) landing at jabalpur Airport

Facilities[edit]

  • The runway is capable of serving aircraft larger than Airbus 320 family/Boeing 737-800 and turbo-prop aircraft like the ATR-72 and the Q-400 which is the largest aircraft operating from the airport.
  • Licensed aerodrome for public use
  • Night landing facilities, DVOR/DME, NDB and precision approach path indicator
  • Air traffic control tower
  • Meteorological facilities
  • Runway lighting
  • Apron edge lighting
  • Lounge and conferencing, snooze cabins, etc.
  • Central air-conditioning over an area
  • Car-calling facilities
  • PA system, baggage-handling system, closed-circuit TV
  • Apron capacity: 1 A-320/B-737 or 2 ATR-72

Airport connectivity[edit]

Pre-paid metro taxi services are available along with pre-paid auto rickshaws. Coach services to key locations in Jabalpur and private car rental services are available.

Future development[edit]

The Airport Authority of India announced that the airport required 500 hectares of land, and the Madhya Pradesh government has allocated the land for the development. Planned improvements include a capacity to handle up to seven jets at a time, extending the runway to 3500 meters, and a second runway. The runway extension will be from 6,500 ft 2,300 m to 9300 ft. Instrument landing system (ILS) will be installed. Construction is likely to begin in late 2013. Airlines like SpiceJet have expressed interest in opening routes to new cities like Nagpur, Indore, Bhopal from the new airport.

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