Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport

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Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
The facade of Varanasi Airport, Varanasi.jpg


VNS is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location of airport in Uttar Pradesh
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Varanasi, India
Elevation AMSL 266 ft / 81 m
Coordinates 25°27′08″N 082°51′34″E / 25.45222°N 82.85944°E / 25.45222; 82.85944
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 9,006 2,745 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passenger movements 983,327(Increase19%)
Aircraft movements 8,901
Cargo tonnage 560
Source: AAI,[1][2]

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport[3] or Varanasi International Airport (IATA: VNSICAO: VIBN) is a public airport located at Babatpur[4] 18 km (11 mi) northwest of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Varanasi Airport was officially renamed as Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in October 2005.[5]It is the second busiest airport in Uttar Pradesh after Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow.


The airport was granted international status by the Union Cabinet on 4 October 2012.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Kathmandu, Mumbai
IndiGo Delhi, Mumbai
Jet Airways Delhi, Khajuraho, Kolkata
Mihin Lanka Colombo
SpiceJet Delhi
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Ventura Air Connect Charter: Lucknow, Muirpur, Satna



  1. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (jsp). Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (html). Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
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  4. ^ "Airports Authority of India". Airports Authority of India. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Varanasi Airport renamed". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 20 October 2005. 
  6. ^ TNN Oct 4, 2012 (2012-10-04). "Cabinet grants international airport status to five airports". ET. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 

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