ଜୟପୁର୍ ବିମାନ ବନ୍ଦର
|IATA: PYB – ICAO: VEJP|
|Operator||Public Works Department|
|Elevation AMSL||1,952 ft / 595 m|
Jeypore Airport (IATA: PYB, ICAO: VEHK) is located 3 kilometres north-west of the town of Jeypore in Odisha, India. The airstrip was constructed in 1962 along with the establishment of a Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) factory nearby at Sunabeda. In the 1980s, Vayudoot operated a daily Bhubaneswar-bound flight via Vishakapatnam.
The airport is spread over 60 acres. The state government has asked the Koraput district administration to identify another 310 acres of land adjoining the existing airstrip to facilitate its expansion. The Odisha government has made a provision of Rs 6 crore for the renovation of the airstrip.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Odisha||Angul, Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda, Rourkela (Begins October 2014) |
- "Govt pushes for Jeypore airport". Times of India. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Jeypore airstrip to get facelift". Times of India. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "AAI mulls Jeypore airport in Koraput". The Telegraph. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Air Odisha Service from October". Retrieved 3 October 2014.