Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport

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Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport
Patna Airport

जय प्रकाश नारायण हवाई अड्डा.
IATA: PATICAO: VEPT
PAT is located in India airports
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PAT
Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Patna, India
Elevation AMSL 170 ft / 52 m
Coordinates 25°35′37″N 085°05′31″E / 25.59361°N 85.09194°E / 25.59361; 85.09194
Website http://www.patnaairport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,954 6,410 Asphalt
Statistics (Apr '13 - Mar '14)
Passenger movements 1,044,127
Aircraft movements 9,886
Cargo tonnage 4,849
Source: AAI [1][2][3]

Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport[4] (IATA: PATICAO: VEPT), also known as Jaiprakash Narayan Airport, Patna[5][6] is an airport located 5 kilometres (2.7 NM)[4] southwest of Patna, the capital of state of Bihar in India. According to the statistics released by the Airports Authority of India, the agency responsible for the airport, it is the 21st busiest airport in India, and domestic traffic is growing rapidly.It is classified as a Restricted International Airport by AAI. Due to a lots of development work in Bihar, the AAI has planned to open a new International airport in Bihta near Patna.

A Nalanda International Airport is also proposed, to facilitate the foreign deligates for ongoing Nalanda International University, a world class international University construction is in Progress in nearby Nalanda.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers an area of 254 acres (103 ha) and resides at an elevation of 170 feet (52 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 07/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,954 by 45 metres (6,411 ft × 148 ft).[4][7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines provide passenger service to destinations in India:[8]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Kolkata,Mumbai
GoAir Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai
IndiGo Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai
Jet Airways Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow
JetKonnect Bangalore, Delhi,Kolkata
Spirit Air Charter: Purnea, Kolkata, Raxaul

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Blue Dart Aviation Delhi

Ground transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Private taxis are available for hire. Recently, prepaid auto services started. operated by an all-women crew.[9]

Railways[edit]

The closest Indian Railways station is Patna Junction. In vicinity is the newly built Patliputra Junction.[10]

Incidents[edit]

On 17 July 2000, Alliance Air Flight 7412 crashed near the airport, killing 60 people.[11]

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