New terminal at Porbandar Airport
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Elevation AMSL||17 ft / 7 m|
Porbandar Airport (IATA: PBD, ICAO: VAPR) is a public airport in Porbandar, Gujarat, India. Apart from civilian operations it also has a military presence in the form of INAS 343 of the Indian Navy and CGAE Porbandar of the Indian Coast Guard. A new terminal building was opened in April 2008.
The airfield is spread over 278.32 Acres, has a 4500 feet long runway and an apron that can accommodate 2 ATR 72 aircraft. The new 4000 square metre Terminal Building at Porbandar Airport has been built at a cost of Rs. 13.50 crore. The building has six Check-in Counters and two Conveyor Belts in the Arrivals hall and can handle 100 arriving and 100 departing passengers at a time.
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Squadron INAS 343 at the Naval Air Enclave, Porbander was commissioned in January 2011. This is the first Operational UAV Squadron under the Western Naval Command. Nicknamed ‘Frontier Formidables’, the Squadron operates IAI Heron and IAI Searcher MkII UAVs and has the dual tasks of undertaking operational missions besides providing training.
Coast Guard Air Enclave, Porbandar, was commissioned on 12 June 2008. It provides logistical and administrative support to the Dornier Flight and 850 Sqn(ICG) which operates the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).
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