Jorhat Airport

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Jorhat Airport
Rowriah Airport
যোৰহাট বিমানবন্দৰ
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IATA: JRHICAO: VEJT

JRH is located in India airports
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Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Indian Air Force
Airports Authority of India
Serves Jorhat, Golaghat
Location Jorhat, Assam
Elevation AMSL 311 ft / 95 m
Coordinates 26°43′54″N 094°10′32″E / 26.73167°N 94.17556°E / 26.73167; 94.17556
Website [1]
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 9,000 2,743 Concrete

Jorhat Airport (IATA: JRHICAO: VEJT) (Assamese: যোৰহাট বিমানবন্দৰ) (also known as Rowriah Airport) is located 7 Kilometres South-West of Jorhat city, Assam, India. The civil enclave, run by the Airports Authority of India is the 2nd busiest airport in Assam after Guwahati.

Established in early 1950s,[1] Jorhat AFS is the Indian Air Force's first air base in the East. It is primarily a transport base for launching aircraft that carry out airdrops in the Naga Hills and Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. It is equipped with two squadrons of An-32 transport aircraft and air logistics are provided from Jorhat to the Kameng, Subansiri, Siang, Lohit and Tirap districts of Arunachal Pradesh.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Jet Airways Kolkata
JetKonnect Guwahati, Kolkata, Bengaluru

References[edit]

  1. ^ Our Special Correspondent (2011-08-14). "Leopard fear grips Jorhat IAF station". Telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Challenging Sorties". Vayu-sena.tripod.com. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 

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