Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

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Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport
कुशोक बकुला रिम्पोचे हवाई अड्डा
Aerial View of Leh Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport (IXL) Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India.jpg
Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport
IATA: IXLICAO: VILH
IXL is located in India airports
IXL
IXL
Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Serves Leh
Location Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Elevation AMSL 10,682 ft / 3,256 m
Coordinates 34°08′09″N 077°32′47″E / 34.13583°N 77.54639°E / 34.13583; 77.54639
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,130 7,000 Asphalt
Statistics (Apr '13 - Mar '14)
Passenger movements 330,001
Aircraft movements 3,002
Cargo tonnage 1,080
Source: AAI [1][2][3]

Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport (IATA: IXLICAO: VILH) is an airport in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It's one of the highest airports in the world at 3,256 m (10,682 ft) above mean sea level. The airport is named after the Venerable Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, whose 19th Incarnation was an important Indian and Ladakhi Statesman.

Security[edit]

Due to problems with terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, the security in Leh Airport is paramount. On flights departing from Leh, hand baggage is not permitted, with the exception of a camera or a laptop bag. Passengers also have to identify their check-in baggage after scanning, and before being loaded onto the aircraft. Additionally, a substantial number of police and the Indian Army patrol the airport. Also, due to the presence of mountain winds in the afternoon, all flights in Leh take off and land in the morning. Passengers are expected to report 2 hours before scheduled departure time to provide adequate time for security checks .[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar
GoAir Delhi, Jammu
Jet Airways Delhi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aai.aero/traffic_news/mar2k14annex3.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.aai.aero/traffic_news/mar2k14annex2.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.aai.aero/traffic_news/mar2k14annex4.pdf

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