Aurangabad Airport

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Aurangabad Airport
Aurangabad Airport New Terminal Building.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Authority of India
LocationAurangabad, Maharashtra
Elevation AMSL1,917 ft / 582 m
Coordinates19°51′46″N 75°23′53″E / 19.86278°N 75.39806°E / 19.86278; 75.39806Coordinates: 19°51′46″N 75°23′53″E / 19.86278°N 75.39806°E / 19.86278; 75.39806
Map
IXU is located in Maharashtra
IXU
IXU
Location of airport in India
IXU is located in India
IXU
IXU
IXU (India)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 9,300 2,835 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passenger movements347,734(Increase0%)
Aircraft movements4,521(Increase24%)
Cargo tonnage981 (Decrease51%)
Source: AAI[1][2] [3]

Aurangabad Airport (IATA: IXU, ICAO: VAAU), is a public airport located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It is located about 5.5 km east of the city centre, and 11 km from Aurangabad Railway Station, along the Aurangabad-Nagpur State Highway. The airport is owned and operated by the Airports Authority of India, with one passenger terminal with 190,000 square-feet floor area.

The Maharashtra Government approved renaming the airport after Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj on 5 March 2020 and said that the cabinet decision would be sent to the Union civil aviation ministry for approval.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air India Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur
Hajj: Jeddah
IndiGo Bengaluru,[5] Delhi,[6] Hyderabad,[7] Mumbai[8]
SpiceJet Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai
Trujet Ahmedabad

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

  • On 26 April 1993, Indian Airlines Flight 491 (IC 491), A Boeing 737-2A8 (Registered VT-ECQ) was on its connecting route from Delhi to Mumbai with en route stops at Jaipur, Udaipur and Aurangabad. The heavily laden aircraft started its takeoff from Aurangabad's runway 09 in hot and humid temperatures. After lifting off almost at the end of the runway, it impacted heavily with a lorry on a highway at the end of the runway. The left main landing gear, left engine bottom cowling and thrust reverser impacted the left side of the truck at a height of nearly seven feet from the level of the road. Thereafter the aircraft hit a high tension power lines nearly 3 km northeast of the runway and hit the ground. The aircraft was carrying 112 passengers and 6 crew members, 63 persons including the pilot, the co-pilot and 2 other members of the crew survived. 53 passengers and 2 members of the crew lost their lives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2020: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 22 May 2020. p. 3. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2020: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 22 May 2020. p. 3. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2020: Annexure-IV" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 22 May 2020. p. 3. Retrieved 22 May 2020. url-status=live
  4. ^ "Aurangabad Airport Renamed As Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport". NDTV. 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  5. ^ "New Flights Information, Status & Schedule | IndiGo". www.goindigo.in.
  6. ^ "New Flights Information, Status & Schedule | IndiGo". www.goindigo.in.
  7. ^ "New Flights Information, Status & Schedule | IndiGo". www.goindigo.in.
  8. ^ "New Flights Information, Status & Schedule | IndiGo". www.goindigo.in.

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