Allahabad Airport

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Allahabad Airport
Allahabad Airport Terminal.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OwnerIndian Air Force
OperatorAirports Authority of India / Indian Armed Forces
ServesAllahabad, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Amethi, Chitrakoot, Banda and Rewa
LocationBamrauli
Elevation AMSL322 ft / 98 m
Coordinates25°26′24″N 81°44′02″E / 25.44000°N 81.73389°E / 25.44000; 81.73389Coordinates: 25°26′24″N 81°44′02″E / 25.44000°N 81.73389°E / 25.44000; 81.73389
Map
IXD is located in Uttar Pradesh
IXD
IXD
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 8,400 2,472 Asphalt

Allahabad Airport or Bamrauli Airport (IATA: IXD, ICAO: VEAB) is a military airbase and public airport serving the city of Allahabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located in Bamrauli at a distance of 12 km (7.5 mi) from Allahabad and is operational for domestic flights. Nearby airports include Lucknow , Varanasi and Kanpur . It is one of the oldest airports in India.

History[edit]

Although the first official mail flight took off from Allahabad, that particular flight originated in a polo field.[1] Construction of dedicated airfields were taken up much later, in 1926.[2] The airfield at Bamrauli was one of the five compulsory stops of the MacRobertson Trophy Air Race which took place in October 1934.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Alliance AirDelhi [4]
IndiGo Bangalore[5], Pune (Commences January 2019) [6]
Spicejet Delhi (Commences January 6 2019) [7]
Jet Airways Indore, Nagpur, Lucknow, Patna[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India and the World's First Official Air Mail by Airplane". Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  2. ^ "One hundred years of flying high". 31 October 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  3. ^ "De Panderjager uitgebrand in Allahabad". AviaCrash.nl. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Air India and Alliance Air schedules". Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  5. ^ "IndiGo new flights". goindigo.com. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  6. ^ "Indigo to launch Pune Prayagraj flight". indianexpress.com. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
  7. ^ "One more flight facility for Prayagraj and Delhi from January 6". jagran.com. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
  8. ^ "Soon, Allahabad to Lucknow in 45 minutes | Allahabad News - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2018-05-18.

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