Jolly Grant Airport

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Jolly Grant Airport.
Dehradun Airport.
जॉली ग्रांट हवाई अड्डे
देहरादून हवाई अड्डे.
IATA: DEDICAO: VIDN
DED is located in Uttarakhand
DED
DED
Location of airport in Uttarakhand
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Dehradun
Elevation AMSL 1,831 ft / 558 m
Coordinates 30°11′23″N 078°10′49″E / 30.18972°N 78.18028°E / 30.18972; 78.18028
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 7,000 2,140 Concrete

Jolly Grant Airport (IATA: DEDICAO: VIDN), also known as Dehradun Airport, is an airport serving Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Overview[edit]

The airport is located about 22 km (12 nmi; 14 mi) southeast of the city of Dehradun. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the airport resumed commercial operations on 30 March 2008 after a runway extension to accommodate larger aircraft.

Located 20 km (12 mi) from the holy city of Rishikesh, and 30 km (19 mi) from Haridwar, the airport allows easy access to the region. It is approximately a 20 minutes drive to the town of Rishikesh and 45 minutes to Haridwar and Dehradun.

During the 2013 Uttarakhand floods, the airport was a major center of operations for rescuing pilgrims from Kedarnath and the surrounding pilgrimage sites. On a normal day, this airport handles 16 flights; however on June 21 2013, 121 flights were handled. On 25 June, nineteen people were killed when a Mil Mi-17 helicopter crashed while returning from Kedarnath.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Regional Delhi, Lucknow
Jet Airways Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram
Spicejet Delhi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kumar, Hari (25 June 2013). "Copter Crash Kills 19 as Flood Rescue Efforts Strain Indian Air Force". New York Times. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 

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