|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Elevation AMSL||1,911 ft / 582 m|
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 center, 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 airport ordinarily only has domestic destinations, however its operators seasonally run Haj services using makeshift immigration and customs counters.
The airfield features one 9,300-foot (2,835 m) asphalt runway bearing 09/27, equipped with ILS. It features two parking aprons, one for the passenger terminal, and the other for the cargo terminal. The passenger terminal apron has stands for up to four single-aisle aircraft such as the Airbus A320 family or Boeing B737 family. Two of these stands are equipped with aerobridges, with single jetways.
- 1 General Information
- 2 Airport upgrade
- 3 Improvements
- 4 Terminal features
- 5 Technical Information
- 6 Movement Area Facilities (Air side)
- 7 Passenger Facility Information
- 8 Aviation Meteorological Service Facility
- 9 Aviation Refueling Facility
- 10 Airport Address and Contact Details
- 11 Annual traffic
- 12 Airlines and destinations
- 13 Incidents and Accidents
- 14 References
- 15 External links
|a.||AIRPORT OWNER/OPERATOR||AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA|
|c.||ICAO/ IATA CODE||VAAU / IXU|
|d.||LOCATION||11 km from Railway station.|
|e.||LATITUDE/LONGITUDE OF AERODROME REFERENCE POINT (ARP–WGS 84)||19°51’52"N
|f.||SUITABILITY||A300, MAX ACFT weight 1,57,500 kg,|
|g.||AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS(SCHEDULED/NON-SCHEDULED)||DESTINATION||Domestic: Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad
International : Jeddah (during Haj period only)
|OPERATORS||Domestic: Air India, Jet Airways, Tru jet
International : being decided by CHQ during Haj.
|FREQUENCY||Domestic: 96 Movement / Week
International : 36 Movement / year
|h.||ATC WATCH HOURS (IST)||0545 – 0730
1215 – 1400 & 1500 - 2045
|i.||OTHER AIRPORTS IN THE VICINITY
(WITHIN 150 km RADIUS)
|Shirdi Airport (R265°/53NM AAU)|
|j.||Status of Airport license||Valid up to 14.03.2017|
About Aurangabad Airport
1. Aurangabad is situated very close to Mumbai with 30 minutes (approx) flying time.
2. Night parking facility available.
3. Lowest VAT 4% on ATF only at Aurangabad in Maharashtra.
4. Refuelling facility at Airport available i.e. IOC and Reliance.
5. International / Domestic Air Cargo facility being introduced.
6. It has been declared as custom – Airport w.e.f. Feb 2015.
7. It is a DGCA licensed – Aerodrome.
8. Aurangabad Airport is ISO Certified for ISO – 9001 & ISO 14001.
9. No Air traffic congestion and no fuel wastage due holding and delays.
10. ATC watch may be provided as per request of scheduled Airlines round the clock.
11. Runway length 9300 ft. presently caters to CAT D Aircraft Viz A320, B737, Maximum up to B767.
12. Capacity of Apron: 2 No’s ATR or 01 No A320 (Old), 04 No’s A321 / 319 (New) Accommodated one B767.
13. ILS available on Rwy 27.
14. It is maintaining CAT VII for Fire and Rescue services.
15. It is having Aerobridge facility in Bay No 1 & 2 and power – in and pushback stand in all four bays in new apron.
16. It is having good potential for international flight to various destinations specially to Buddhist countries (due Ajanta and Ellora) and to Europe, USA and Africa via gulf countries for exports. Presently major industries are exporting their products via Mumbai however there is demand in CII/CMIA meeting to provide export facilities at Aurangabad Airport.
17. It is having CUTE(Common User Terminal Equipment) system for Check in.
18. There is huge space available for construction of hangers for aircraft.
19. Aurangabad Airport is having sufficient space for various Airlines offices and ticketing counters.
20. Airport Director - Sh. D.G. Salve.
In the early 1990s, the Government of Maharashtra attempted to develop tourism in Aurangabad district (Ajanta, Ellora, Daulatabad and Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad city) but the project failed to take off.
Late in the decade the government awarded it to JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation), which planned, financed and implemented the project. JBIC was to assist in several ways – monument conservation, airport expansion, upgrading roads to the monuments, improving water quality, expanding electrical service and implementing a visitor-management system.
Funds required for the first phase were ₹ 817.1 million, of which ₹ 694.8 million was allocated by JBIC. This phase concentrated on the basic infrastructure and necessary amenities in and around Aurangabad. The second phase (costing ₹ 3.60 billion) received about ₹ 3 billion from JBIC, with the remainder from the agencies involved.
As part of the overall development (and to facilitate tourist traffic) it was decided to upgrade the facilities at Aurangabad airport in phases, costing around ₹ 1.30 billion. The first phase included extending and reinforcing the runway, a new taxiway, construction of a boundary wall and other improvements; this was completed in 2005.
The second phase included a new, integrated terminal building and technical complex to handle domestic and international air traffic. The cost was ₹ 996.7 million, of which the JBIC contributed ₹ 6 million and AAI (Airports Authority of India) contributed the remainder. Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel laid the foundation of the second phase in January 2007, promising it would be completed within a year; the airport opened in November 2008.
One of the most daunting problems faced by airport management at Aurangabad was that of parking space for the aircraft, since the old apron could only accommodate one wide-bodied aircraft; this hampered regular flights out of the airport and prevented its use by foreign chartered flights. In the second phase a new apron (measuring 500 by 400 ft) was built, accommodating up to four wide-bodied Airbus aircraft. The old apron will continue to accommodate one Airbus and one ATR aircraft. Parking for five to six aircraft is now available, enabling chartered flights and increasing international tourist traffic.
The opening ceremony took place on 21 November 2008 before Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel. The maiden flight was to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), carrying pilgrims for Hajj. National air carrier Air India launched its direct flight to Jeddah for Hajj, using an Airbus 310 with 200 hajis aboard from the newly constructed terminal in Aurangabad. With this, Aurangabad became the 17th airport in the country from which Hajj flights depart.
The airport opened to regular traffic on 3 March 2009. A Jet Airways Mumbai-Aurangabad flight landed at 8:05 am, the first scheduled flight to use Aurangabad Airport’s new terminal.
- Runway extension (from 7,500 ft (2,300 m) to 9300 ft); apron and runway lighting
- Instrument landing system (ILS) installation
- Fence and water-bypass installation
- Installation of air-conditioning and luggage conveyor in departure area
- Approach lights and power-plant installation
- Doppler VHF (very high frequency) omni-range (DVOR) radar installation
- DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) installation
- Emergency runway and shoulder maintenance
- 400-car parking lot
- Two aero-bridges to facilitate passenger flow
- New fire station
In addition to charter flights, seven planes daily serve Indian cities from Aurangabad Airport. It is used by 700 passengers daily, and the terminal has a capacity of 700.
The project was done by Polybond Organics Pvt Ltd as a sub-contractor. The entire aluminium Insulated roofing system, Aluminium ceiling systems and the ACP cladding system. The interior of the airport has a blueish colour in the day time.
- lakh-square-foot area
- Escalators and passenger lifts
- Two aerobridges
- Flight information display
- Car-calling facilities
- "Commercially important person" section
- Child-care room
- Duty-free shopping
- PA system, baggage handling system, closed-circuit TV
|AERODROME DATA (AIR SIDE)|
|a.||AERODROME ELEVATION / REFERENCE TEMPERATURE||1911 ft / 40.0 degrees.|
|b.||AERODROME REFERENCE CODE (ARC)||4 D|
|c.||AERODROME TRAFFIC DENSITY||Light (14 operation / day)|
|d.||TYPE OF TRAFFIC PERMITTED||IFR / VFR|
|e.||AERODROME RESCUE & FIRE FIGHTING CATEGORY (ARFF)||CAT 7 with in ATS HR|
|f.||VOR CHECK POINTS||TAXI HOLDING POSITION ON TWY ‘A’ Position 287°degree. 0.6 NM from AAU|
Movement Area Facilities (Air side)
|a.||RUNWAY DESIGNATION / DIMENSION||RWY 09/27: 2835 X 45M|
|b.||DIMENSION OF RUNWAY STRIP||2955 X 150 M|
|c.||RUNWAY STRENGTH ( PCN / LCN)||Area PCN
1. Rwy (09-27) (00-700m) – 101/F/B/W/T
2. Rwy (09-27) (700-1830m)–78/F/B/W/T
3. Rwy (09-27) – 72/F/R/C/W/T
(Old Rigid portion)
4. Extended Rigid - 75/R/B/W/T
Position of Rwy
|d.||RUNWAY CONSTRUCTED / LAST RE-CARPETED YEAR||Bitumen – 1961, Recarpet – 1974, Rigid – 1995, 2010. Last date of Recarpeting – 30.01.10|
|f.||LOCATION OF THRESHOLD(DISPLACEMENT)||No Displacement|
|g.||STOP WAY/ BLAST PAD (SWY/BP)||Not Available|
|h.||TURN PADS||Available (03 Nos)|
|I.||RUNWAY END SAFETY AREA (RESA)||90 X 90 M at both ends|
Passenger Facility Information
|DOMESTIC SIDE||INTERNATIONAL SIDE|
|a.||TERMINAL BUILDING BUILTUP AREA (IN SQ M)||22964.35 M²||22964.35 M²|
|b.||ANNUAL DESIGN CAPACITY (MPPA)||0.146||0.1095|
|c.||PEAK HOUR CAPACITY (PHP)-DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL/TRANSIT PAX||200 / 200||150|
|o CHECK-IN-COUNTERS / CUTE SYSTEM||20|
|o CONVEYOR BELTS||1 + 1||1 + 1|
|o IMMIGRATION / CUSTOMS / HEALTH / PLANT QUARANTINE FACILITY||As per Requirement|
|o PAX BAGGAGE TROLLEYS||150|
|o RESERVED LOUNGE||VIP Lounge|
|o AIRLINES OFFICES||03|
|o FIRST AID||Available||Available|
|o RESTAURANT / SNACKS BAR||Snack Bar – 3
Restaurant - 01
|o SMOKING ROOM||01||01|
|o CHILD CARE ROOM||01||01|
|o FACILITIES FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS SUCH AS TOILETS RAMPS,RAILINGS,WHEELCHAIR, etc.||04||04|
|o CAR PARK AREA /CAPACITY||13200 sqm
500 – Check & Change
|o MULTI LAYER CAR PARKING||Not Available|
Aviation Meteorological Service Facility
|a.||CATEGORY||CAT – III Observatory|
|b.||EQUIPMENTS||Wind Speed & Direction (DIWE), QNHIQFE, Hydrogen Ballon, Thermometer|
Aviation Refueling Facility
|b.||EQUIPMENTS||Refueling Bowser (03 + 02)|
Airport Address and Contact Details
ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER,
TELE-FAX, AFS (AFTN) & E-MAIL ID
|AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA, AURANGABAD AIRPORT, AURANGABAD – 431 007.|
|b.||CONTACT NUMBER||Land line: 0240 – 2471180
Fax line: 0240 – 2487044
|i||ATC INCHARGE||0240 – 2476121|
|iii||AIRLINE MANAGER||Air India: 0240 – 2485780
Tru Jet: 0240 – 2471818
Jet Airways: 0240 - 2487076
|iv||GROUND HANDLING MANAGER|
|v||AIRPORT FUEL SERVICES MANAGER||IOCL: 0240 – 2485417
Reliance: 0240 - 2471232
(In / Out)
(In / Out) (Kg)
(In / Out) (Kg)
|2010 – 11||3824||267537||1787187||114136|
|2011 – 12||4791||395536||1197191||145987|
|2012 – 13||4176||433613||700924||210666|
|2013 – 14||3820||436289||1592716||234045|
|2014 - 15||3829||461138||1246735||202986|
Airlines and destinations
|Air India||Delhi, Mumbai|
|Blue Dart Aviation||Delhi|
Incidents and Accidents
- On 26 April 1993, Air India 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 the high tension electric wires 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.
- "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (jsp). Aai.aero. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- "Patel to lay foundation stone of Rs 100-cr building in A'bad", January 9, 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- Arif Shaikh, "Aurangabad airport to get international edge". Daily News & Analysis, November 27, 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- Arif Shaikh, "Direct Haj flights from Aurangabad". Daily News & Analysis, November 22, 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- Aurangabad Airport at the Airports Authority of India
- Airport information for VAAU at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- ww.jica.go.jp (Ajanta–Ellora Conservation and Tourism Development Project.)