Kota Airport

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Kota Airport
कोटा हवाई अड्डे
IATA: KTUICAO: VIKO
KOTA is located in India airports
KOTA
KOTA
Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Kota
Location Kota, India
Elevation AMSL 896 ft / 273 m
Coordinates 25°09′36.39″N 075°50′44.27″E / 25.1601083°N 75.8456306°E / 25.1601083; 75.8456306Coordinates: 25°09′36.39″N 075°50′44.27″E / 25.1601083°N 75.8456306°E / 25.1601083; 75.8456306
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 4,078 1,243 Asphalt

Kota Airport is an airport in Kota in the state of Rajasthan, India.[1]

History[edit]

Spread over 152 acres, Kota Airport was originally built by the Royal family of the princely state of Kota and was taken over by the government in 1951. Originally serviced by Indian Airlines Dakota aircraft and later by Vayudoot and Jagson Airlines, shutdown of major industries and Kota becoming a major railway junction led to demand for air travel decreasing, prompting the airlines to stop their services.[2]

Current status[edit]

Since 1997, there have been no scheduled operations at this airport,[3] though there has been talk of Air India starting flights to Mumbai and Delhi.[4] The last airline to fly to Kota was Vayudoot. In 2005, it was reported that Airports Authority of India, which maintains the airport spends Rs. 6.3 million annually on maintenance, whereas the income is Rs. 600,000, while six acres of the airports property has been encroached upon by slums.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr. S. K. Agarwal, A. K. Raina (2004). The essence of tourism development: dynamics, philosophy, and strategies. Sarup & Sons. p. 302. ISBN 81-7625-527-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Indian Air Farce". The Indian Express. 16 January 2005. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Airports fail to lure airlines". The Times of India. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Coaching classes may spur flights to Kota". The Times of India. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 

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