Lilabari Airport

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Lilabari Airport
लीलाबारी हवाई अड्डे
লীলাবাৰী বিমানবন্দৰ
Lilabari airport Assam terminal bldg autside view.JPG
IATA: IXIICAO: VELR
IXI is located in India airports
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Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves North Lakhimpur, Dhemaji
Location Lakhimpur, Assam
Elevation AMSL 330 ft / 101 m
Coordinates 27°17′44″N 094°05′52″E / 27.29556°N 94.09778°E / 27.29556; 94.09778Coordinates: 27°17′44″N 094°05′52″E / 27.29556°N 94.09778°E / 27.29556; 94.09778
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 7,500 2,286 Concrete/Asphalt

Lilabari Airport (IATA: IXIICAO: VELR) is located in the Lakhimpur district in the state of Assam, India. It also serves the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

History[edit]

The Lilabari airport project in Lakhimpur began after hectic campaigning and lobbying by local Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Ranee Narah in 1999-2003.[1] Construction of the airport had finished by 2003, and the terminal was inaugurated by then Union Civil Aviation Minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain.[1][2]

At present, the Lilabari airport in Lakhimpur is connected to Kolkata and Guwahati by an Alliance Air flight on Sundays and Fridays. Recently there has been plans made for expanding the service to five flights a week.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger
Airlines Destinations
Air India Regional Kolkata

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "N Lakhimpur upbeat over increased flights". Assam Tribune. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lilabari Airport". lakhimpur.nic.in. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 

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