Raxaul Airport

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Raxaul Airport
रक्सौल हवाई अड्डे
IATA: noneICAO: VERL
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Raxaul, Bihar, India
Elevation AMSL 260 ft / 79 m
Coordinates 26°59′47″N 084°49′14″E / 26.99639°N 84.82056°E / 26.99639; 84.82056Coordinates: 26°59′47″N 084°49′14″E / 26.99639°N 84.82056°E / 26.99639; 84.82056
Map
VERL is located in India airports
VERL
VERL
Airport in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 3,600 1,097

Raxaul Airport (ICAO: VERL) is located at Raxaul in the state of Bihar, India. It was established after the Sino-Indian War of 1962, when it served as an emergency landing ground for the Indian Army.[1] The Airports Authority of India (AAI) that owns the airport has undertaken a pre-feasibility study at the airport to upgrade the airport to handle ATR-72 aircraft. A draft Master Plan highlighting a requirement of an additional 121 acres of land has been submitted to the State Government.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

There is currently no scheduled commercial air service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MP push to airport renovation". The Telegraph. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Proposal to Operationalise Raxaul Airport". Press Information Bureau. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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