Keshod Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Keshod Airport
કેશોદ એરપોર્ટ
IATA: IXKICAO: VAKS
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Junagadh / Veraval
Location Keshod, Gujarat, India
Elevation AMSL 167 ft / 51 m
Coordinates 21°19′01″N 070°16′13″E / 21.31694°N 70.27028°E / 21.31694; 70.27028
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 4,500 1,372 Asphalt

Keshod Airport[1] (IATA: IXKICAO: VAKS) (Gujarati: કેશોદ વિમાનમથક) is a public airport located in Keshod, in the state of Gujarat, India. It primarily serves the cities of Junagadh and Veraval and the surrounding region.

History[edit]

Keshod Airport was built by the Nawab of Junagadh, Mahabatkhanji III for his private use, by acquiring land from Kotadias (the Patel community). The airport was refurbished and revived in the late 1980s to facilitate scheduled operations. The last airline to fly here was Jet Airways, which ceased flying to Keshod in 2000.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No scheduled commercial air service at this time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keshod (Junagarh) Airport at Airports Authority of India
  2. ^ "Indian Air Farce". The Indian Express. 16 January 2005. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 

External links[edit]