पंतनगर हवाई अड्डे
|IATA: PGH – ICAO: none|
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Elevation AMSL||764 ft / 233 m|
Pantnagar Airport is a domestic airport that serves the town of Pantnagar in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand that is operated by the Airports Authority of India. The airstrip was able to accommodate only small aircraft until 2008, when the length of the runway was increased to 4,500 feet to accommodate larger turboprop aircraft at the cost of Rs. 75 crore (Rs. 7.5 million). It has 4 conveyor belts. It is the nearest airport to the hill stations of Nainital (65 km), Bhimtal (50 km), Ranikhet (110 km) and Almora (120 km) and the Jim Corbett National Park (120 km).
Between 2005 and 2008, the Government of Uttarakhand offered a subsidy to Jagson Airlines to undertake a scheduled flight between Pantnagar and New Delhi. The airline uses an 18 seater Dornier 228 on the route. This was however withdrawn in 2008 when the runway size was increased. The government then invited Deccan Aviation to fly on the Delhi - Pantnagar route. Kingfisher Airlines, which took over Deccan Aviation, undertakes seasonal flights to Pantnagar as the weather does not allow it to fly around the year.
Airlines and destinations
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- "A gem in perfect setting". The Tribune. 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
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- "In its bid to connect the state through aviation, Uttaranchal government today signed an agreement with private carrier Jagson Airlines to launch a direct flight between Delhi and Pantnagar". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire, Financial Times. 2005-10-28. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
- "Kingfisher looks to shut some stations, reduce workforce". Hindustan Times (livemint). 17 November 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
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