|IATA: IXY – ICAO: VAKE
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Elevation AMSL||96 ft / 29 m|
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. 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 until the airline ceased operations in 2012.
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
No Scheduled commercial operations.
- "Indian Air Farce". The Indian Express. 16 January 2005. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
- "Air Deccan connects yet another unconnected sector – brings Kandla into the aviation map". Peanuts! Online. 4 October 2006. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
- Kandla Airport at the Airports Authority of India
- Airport information for VAKE at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.