Pathankot Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pathankot Airport
पठानकोट हवाई अड्डे
IATA: IXPICAO: VIPK
IXP is located in India airports
IXP
IXP
Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Indian Air Force
Serves Pathankot
Location Pathankot (Punjab)
Elevation AMSL 1,017 ft / 310 m
Coordinates 32°14′01″N 075°38′04″E / 32.23361°N 75.63444°E / 32.23361; 75.63444
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 8,970 2,734 Asphalt

Pathankot Airport (IATA: IXPICAO: VIPK) is a military airport located in Pathankot in the Pathankot district in the state of Punjab, India. The airfield is mostly used by the Indian Air Force. Nos 26 and 108 Squadrons operate from the airfield under the control of No. 18 Wing IAF and Western Air Command.[1] They fly Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 fighter aircraft. It is heavily guarded as many squadrons are located here. The airport lies inside the IAF cantonment.

Commercial flights have recently started, linking it with Kulu and Delhi.

Mr. Praful Kumar has inaugurated this airport at Pathankot on 21 November 2006. This airport serves national flights only.

Airlines Destinations
Air india regional Kullu, Delhi


References[edit]

  1. ^ Dutch Aviation Society/Scramble, Indian Air Force Order of Battle, accessed October 2011

External links[edit]