|Jabalpur Domestic Airport|
|Owner/Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Serves||Jabalpur Metropolitan Agglomeration|
|Elevation AMSL||1,624 ft / 495 m|
Jabalpur Airport (IATA: JLR, ICAO: 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 allotted 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.
Airlines and destinations
|Air India Regional||Delhi|
|SpiceJet||Delhi, Belgaum, Hubli, Mumbai|
|Ventura AirConnect||Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Lucknow|
- 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
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.
- Airport information for VAJB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.