Pantnagar Airport

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Pantnagar Airport
पंतनगर हवाई अड्डे

IATA: PGHICAO: VIPT

PGH is located in India airports
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Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Pantnagar
Elevation AMSL 764 ft / 233 m
Coordinates 29°01′56″N 079°28′27″E / 29.03222°N 79.47417°E / 29.03222; 79.47417
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 4,500 1,372 Asphalt

Pantnagar Airport (IATA: PGHICAO: VIPT) is a domestic airport that serves the town of Pantnagar in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is operated by the Airports Authority of India. It is the nearest airport to the Kumaon hill stations of Nainital (65 km), Bhimtal (50 km), Ranikhet (110 km) and Almora (120 km) and the Jim Corbett National Park (120 km).[2][3]

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).[4]

The Government of Uttarakhand had offered a subsidy to Jagson Airlines between 2005 and 2008, to undertake scheduled flights between Pantnagar and Indira Gandhi International Airport.[5] The annual subsidy was not renewed in 2008 when the runway length was increased. The government then invited Deccan Aviation to fly on the Delhi - Pantnagar route.[4] Kingfisher Airlines, which took over Deccan Aviation, undertook seasonal flights to Pantnagar as poor weather did not allow it to fly around the year.[6] The airport has been without a commercial service ever since Kingfisher ceased operations.[7] Pantnagar Airport to see regular flights again from 01 Oct 2014.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Regional Delhi

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