Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport

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Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
Partial image of CCs International airport.jpg
Partial image of CCS International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Lucknow
Location Lucknow, India
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 123 m / 404 ft
Coordinates 26°45′43″N 080°53′00″E / 26.76194°N 80.88333°E / 26.76194; 80.88333Coordinates: 26°45′43″N 080°53′00″E / 26.76194°N 80.88333°E / 26.76194; 80.88333
LKO is located in India airports
Location of airport
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,800 9,186 Concrete/asphalt
Statistics (April 2013 - March 2014)
Passenger movements 3,987,567Increase14.3
Aircraft movements 19,682 Increase3.8
Cargo tonnage 6,797 Increase4.5
Sources: AIP from AAI[1]
Statistics from AAI[2][3][4]

Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (IATA: LKOICAO: VILK), is situated at Amausi in the city of Lucknow, India. It is the 13th busiest airport in India and the busiest in Uttar Pradesh.


Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport covers an area of 4.8035 km2. Management of the airport is solely under Airport Authority of India, a government owned corporation responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India.

Departures Hall, Inside view of the new terminal building


The airport was constructed in 1986 to facilitate corporate and government officials. With an increasing number of passengers, AAI decided to upgrade the airport. On 17 July 2008, the Government of India officially renamed the airport Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport. It was granted international status in May 2012.[5]


The Airport Authority of India is planning[6] to expand the runway of the airport so that large aircraft, like the Boeing 777, Airbus A380 can land there. There is also a plan for the expansion of the Terminal 1 of the airport with an aerobrige so that more passengers can fly from there.The expansion of the runway will complete in 2014.


The airport has two terminals.

Terminal 1

The airport's original terminal, built to complement Charbagh Railway Station's architecture, is now used for international flights after the opening of Terminal 2.[7] It has two arrival and three departing gates as well as two immigration counters.

Terminal 2

The terminal was inaugurated by civil aviation minister Ajit Singh on 19 May 2012 before opening on 2 June 2012.[8] With eight boarding gates, Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights.[9]

Terminal-2, CCS International Airport
Old terminal building

Airlines and destinations


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air India Delhi, Mumbai 2
Air India Regional Dehradun 2
Air India Express Dubai-International, Sharjah 1
flydubai Dubai-International 1
GoAir Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Mumbai 2
IndiGo Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, Srinagar, Jaipur (Starts 23 February 2015) 2
Jet Airways Delhi, Mumbai 2
Jet Airways Abu Dhabi[10] 1
Jet Airways operated by JetKonnect Delhi, Hyderabad 2
Oman Air Muscat 1
Saudia Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh 1
SpiceJet Sharjah 1
SpiceJet Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata 2
Ventura Air Connect Charter: Allahabad, Varanasi, Satna, Jabalpur, Dehradun, Indore, Bhopal 2


Airlines Destinations
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai-World Central
Etihad Crystal Cargo Abu Dhabi
Blue Dart Aviation Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur
Saudia Cargo Jeddah
Qatar Cargo Doha (Starts 4th May 2015)


By Rail

The nearest major railway station to the airport is Lucknow Charbagh railway station which is roughly 10 km away from the airport campus.[11]


CCS International airport will be connected through Lucknow Metro by a terminal station on the North-South Corridor Line.

Line First operational Stations Length
     North-South Corridor Under Construction 22 22.878 CCS International airport Munshi Pulia


The airport was awarded with AAI's "Best Airport" award in July 2013 along with Jodhpur Airport.[12]

In popular culture

The airport was featured in the 2013 Bollywood film Bullet Raja and 2009 Bollywood film Paa.

See also


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