|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Elevation AMSL||1,917 ft / 582 m|
|Statistics (April 2020 - March 2021)|
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.
Union Government has sent a propsoal for privatization of Aurangabad airport along with Raipur Airport.
Airlines and destinations
|Air India||Delhi, Mumbai|
|IndiGo||Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai|
Accidents and incidents
- 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 high tension power lines nearly 3 km northeast of the runway and hit the ground. The aircraft was carrying 112 passengers and six crew members. 63 persons including the pilot, the co-pilot and two other members of the crew survived. 53 passengers and two members of the crew died.
- "Annexure III - Passenger Data" (PDF). www.aai.aero. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
- "Annexure II - Aircraft Movement Data" (PDF). www.aai.aero. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
- "Annexure IV - Freight Movement Data" (PDF). www.aai.aero. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
- "Aurangabad Airport Renamed As Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport". NDTV. 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.