Behala Airport

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Behala Airport
বেহালা বিমানবন্দর

Behala Flying Club
বেহালা ফ্লাইং ক্লাব
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesKolkata
LocationKolkata, India
Elevation AMSL10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates22°30′19.1″N 088°17′47.9″E / 22.505306°N 88.296639°E / 22.505306; 88.296639
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 3,500 1,066 Asphalt
Currently not in operation, Only a flying school operates here

Behala Airport (ICAO: VEBA) (Bengali: বেহালা বিমানবন্দর) is located at Behala in the city of Kolkata, India. It is more commonly referred as Behala Flying Training Institute (BFTI) or Behala Flying Club (BFC). The ministry of Civil Aviation, India and Airports Authority of India (AAI) have plans to develop it into a full-fledged commercial airport by expanding the runway to 4,500 feet to ease the pressure on the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Global Vectra HelicorpBalurghat, Durgapur, Malda, Santiniketan
Pawan HansBalurghat, Durgapur, Malda, Santiniketan
PairAir Digha

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reporter, B. S. (4 September 2011). "AAI set to renovate Behala airport for civil operations". Business Standard India. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  • Centre keen to convert Behala Flying Club into an airport