Kumbhirgram Air Force Base
কুম্ভীরগ্রাম বায়ুসেনা বেস
|IATA: IXS – ICAO: VEKU
|Operator||Airports Authority of India,Indian Air Force|
|Location||Silchar, Assam, India|
|Elevation AMSL||352 ft / 107 m|
Silchar Airport (IATA: IXS, ICAO: VEKU) is located in Silchar in the state of Assam, India and is a Civil enclave airport as the airport is being controlled by Indian Air Force. It was constructed by the British during the Second World War. The airport is situated on the foothills of the Barail range. It is the fourth busiest airport of the north-eastern India next to Guwahati, Agartala and Imphal. Silchar Airport handles about 230,000 passengers yearly.It is equipped with Instrument Landing System and Night landing facility. Plans are on to set up a new integrated terminal which would facilitate modern passenger comfort and accommodate more passengers.Night Landing Facility is soon to be made available which would enable many other airlines to operate to/from silchar.
In December 1985, Indian Airlines (now Air India) operated the first all-woman crew flight in the world from Kolkata to Silchar using a Fokker F-27 Friendship aircraft which was commanded by Captain Saudamini Deshmukh along with first officer Nivedita Bhasin.
After a long wait for many years the runway and apron extension work finally get completed on august 2007 and then the last Boeing 737-200 flight that took off from silchar for kolkata was on 2nd september 2007 which was operated by Alliance Air (present name Air India Regional)and after that from 3rd september 2007 Air India started operating Airbus A320 aircraft between silchar and kolkata as the Boeing 737-200 aircrafts were getting older and were not in safety zone.
Airlines and destinations 
|Air India||Kolkata(4days a week:monday, wednesday, friday and sunday)|
|Air India Regional||Guwahati(Daily), Imphal(Daily), Kolkata(Daily),|
|Jet Airways||Guwahati(Daily), Kolkata(Daily), Jorhat(4days a week), Imphal(3days a week)|
- Silchar Airport at the AAI
- Airport information for VEKU at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
-  Accidents and crashes that took place in past in and around silchar airport
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