Jharsuguda Airport

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Jharsuguda Airport
झारसुगुड़ा हवाई अड्डा
ଝାରସୁଗୁଡା ବିମାନ ବନ୍ଦର
IATA: JSAICAO: VEJH
JSA is located in India airports
JSA
JSA
Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State Government
Location Jharsuguda (India)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 6,174 1,882 Asphalt

Jharsuguda Airport (IATA: VEJH) is located 5 kilometres north-east of Jharsuguda in western Odisha, India.[1] The airfield was used during World War II by the Allied Forces to counter Japanese advances. After the war and Indian Independence, the airfield was abandoned. Air Odisha launched non-scheduled commercial flights between Rourkela, Jharsuguda and Bhubaneswar on 2 November 2012. Air Odisha launched the experimental flight of a nine-seater aircraft of at Rourkela airport in the evening after being flagged off at Bhubaneswar.[2]

Expansion[edit]

Jharsuguda airport is spread over 909.22 acres. The State Government sanctioned Rs. 50 crore in July 2013 to kick-start the Rs 175-crore airport development project to be jointly executed by the Airports Authority of India(AAI) and the State Government.[3] AAI will invest about Rs. 80 Crores for the first phase of renovation of the airport, to make it fit for operation of 15-30 seater aircraft.[4] In the second phase, it will be upgraded to the status of a full-fledged airport. The AAI needs an additional 275.75 acres to convert it into a full-fledged airport.[5] A 5,500 square metre new terminal building and air traffic control (ATC) tower will also be built.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Odisha Bhubaneswar, Rourkela
JAC Air Jamshedpur
Spirit Air (India) Kolkata

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.airport-data.com/world-airports/VEJH/
  2. ^ "Air Odisha launched commercial flights between Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Bhubaneswar,". Orissa Diary. November 2, 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Government sanctions Rs 50 crore for Jharsuguda". The Times of India. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Orissa to boost aviation with five greenfield airports". Traffic Infra Tech. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Jharsuguda airport to be developed". The Times of India. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 

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