Tezpur Airport

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Tezpur Airport
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Tezpur Air Force Station
तेजपुर सैनिक हवाईअड्डा
IATA: TEZICAO: VETZ
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Owner Airports Authority of India
Operator Indian Air Force
Location Tezpur, Assam
Elevation AMSL 240 ft / 73 m
Coordinates 26°42′44″N 092°47′14″E / 26.71222°N 92.78722°E / 26.71222; 92.78722Coordinates: 26°42′44″N 092°47′14″E / 26.71222°N 92.78722°E / 26.71222; 92.78722
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Tezpur Airport is located in India airports
Tezpur Airport
Tezpur Airport
Location of Tezpur Airport, India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,010 2,746 Asphalt

Tezpur Airport (IATA: TEZICAO: VETZ) is located in Tezpur in the state of Assam, India. It is also known as Salonibari Airport based on the village/township of Salonibari where it is located.[1]

History[edit]

The airfield in Tezpur was constructed by the British Royal Indian Air Force during World War II in 1942. It was used by the United States Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber base by the 7th Bombardment Group. After the war, it was subsequently developed into a full-fledged air force base in 1959. Since its inception, it has been one of the most active bases in the Northeast of India with a variety of fixed and rotary wing aircraft operating from there.

The first aircraft that flew at this base were Vampires and Toofani 101 reconnaissance squadron. In fact, in the last 25 years, it was home to the IAF MiG-21 fleet which was used extensively to train rookie pilots for the Indian Air Force. The aircraft continues to serve the air force, operating from other bases in the Northeast.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger
Airlines Destinations
Air India Regional Kolkata

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ "Salonibari Airport". world-airport-codes.com. Retrieved 4 July 2007. 

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