Jodhpur Airport

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Jodhpur Airport
जोधपुर हवाई अड्डे
IATA: JDHICAO: VIJO
JDH is located in India airports
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Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Jodhpur
Elevation AMSL 717 ft / 219 m
Coordinates 26°15′04″N 073°02′56″E / 26.25111°N 73.04889°E / 26.25111; 73.04889
Website http://aai.aero
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,005 2,745 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (Apr '13 - Mar '14)
Passenger movements 303,678
Aircraft movements 2,988
Cargo tonnage Not available
Passengers boarding a Jet Airways flight at Jodhpur Airport

Jodhpur Airport (IATA: JDHICAO: VIJO) is a civil enclave airport in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. It shares its airside with the Jodhpur Air Base of the Indian Air Force.

History[edit]

The Jodhpur Flying Club was set up by His Highness Maharaja Umaid Singh in the 1920s at a small airfield near his Chittar Palace in Jodhpur. Through the next 3 decades, the airfield grew in stature, being used as an airfield for the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II.[1] The airfield was later upgraded in 1950 after the formation of the Royal Indian Air Force (that later became the Indian Air Force).[2] Jodhpur was home to the IAF's Air Force Flying College until the 1965 war.[3]

Structure[edit]

Baggage screening & ticketing area
Baggage screening & ticketing area

Jodhpur airport's 12 acre civil enclave contains a terminal building measuring a built-up area of 5690 sq.mtrs, that is capable of handling 430 passengers per hour. The terminal has 7 check-in counters and 3 boarding gates. The adjoining concrete apron measures 140 by 100 metres and has 3 parking bays that can cater to two A320 and an ATR aircraft simultaneously.

Jodhpur's runway is oriented 05/23, is 2743 metres long and 45 metres wide. The airfield is equipped with night landing facilities and an Instrument Landing System (ILS) as well as navigational facilities like DVOR/DME and an NDB.[4]

Jodhpur Air Base[edit]

Squadrons of MiG-27, MiG-29 and Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft are operated by the IAF from this airfield. It was active during the Kargil War of 1999.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Mumbai
Jet Airways Delhi, Mumbai

References[edit]

  1. ^ The History of the Jodhpur Flying Club, CGPublishing, retrieved 30 November 2011 
  2. ^ "South Asia's Most Powerful Air Base At Jodhpur". Defence News. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 30 Novemberber 2011. 
  3. ^ "Side Show in the South-Western Sector". Bharat Rakshak.com. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "AAI website". Retrieved 30 November 2011. 

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