Karnal Flying Club
|Karnal Flying Club
करनाल फ्लाइंग क्लब
करनाल हवाई अड्डे
|IATA: none – ICAO: VI40|
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Elevation AMSL||829 ft / 253.51 m|
Karnal Flying Club, (ICAO: VI40)better known as KARNAL AIRPORT, is a small airstrip situated about 3 kilometres east of the city of Karnal, in the state of Haryana, India. It is being used for General Aviation and Pilot Training. The Karnal Flying Club has been running at this airfield since 1967 year . Its operations were expanded in 1999 by merging it with the Hisar Aviation Club and Pinjore Aviation Club.
The (DGCA) approved the Haryana state government's plans to develop the Airport to operate Domestic Passenger Services in August 2013. Karnal Aerodrome small runway, just 3,000-feet-long and 150-feet-wide, will be extended to 4,500 feet in the first phase and then up to 6,000 feet to accommodate ATR Turboprops and jets. Installation of Runway lighting was taken up by the State Public Works Department after the DGCA gave approval for night flying in July 2012.