Kandla Airport

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Kandla Airport
Gandhidham Airport
કંડલા એરપોર્ટ
ગાંધીધામ એરપોર્ટ
IATA: IXYICAO: VAKE
IXY is located in India airports
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Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Kandla-Gandhidham
Elevation AMSL 96 ft / 29 m
Coordinates 23°06′46″N 070°06′01″E / 23.11278°N 70.10028°E / 23.11278; 70.10028
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 4,997 1,523 Concrete

Kandla Airport or Gandhidham Airport (IATA: IXYICAO: VAKE) is located north of Kandla and Gandhidham in the Kutch District of the state of Gujarat, India.

History[edit]

The airport was built in the late 1950s. Indian Airlines commenced passenger operations in 1960 using their Avro aircraft and was followed by Vayudoot. Gujarat Airways and Jet Airways also used to operate flights to Mumbai until 1999.[1] After a gap of seven years, commercial services resumed again in October 2006 with Air Deccan operating daily services between Mumbai and Kandla using ATR aircraft[2] until the airline ceased operations in 2012.

Structure[edit]

The Airport is spread over an area of 268.2 Acres and has a terminal building capable of handling 100 passengers at a time. Its apron measuring 90 m x 60 m has two parking bays for ATR aircraft. The airport has Navigational facilities and Landing Aids like NDB and PAPI

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No Scheduled commercial operations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Air Farce". The Indian Express. 16 January 2005. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Air Deccan connects yet another unconnected sector – brings Kandla into the aviation map". Peanuts! Online. 4 October 2006. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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