Bhavnagar Airport

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Bhavnagar Airport
ભાવનગર વિમાનમથક
Bhavnagar Airport airside.jpg
IATA: BHUICAO: VABV
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Bhavnagar
Elevation AMSL 20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 21°45′08″N 072°11′07″E / 21.75222°N 72.18528°E / 21.75222; 72.18528Coordinates: 21°45′08″N 072°11′07″E / 21.75222°N 72.18528°E / 21.75222; 72.18528
Map
BHU is located in Gujarat
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BHU is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 6,300 1,920 Asphalt
Statistics (2013–2014)
Aircraft movements 936
Passengers 66,989
Source: Airports Authority of India[1]

Bhavnagar Airport (IATA: BHUICAO: VABV) is an airport located 4 kilometres (2 mi) southeast of Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. It covers 295 acres (119 ha) at an elevation of 6 metres (20 ft).[1] It is served by Air India Regional, offering flights to Mumbai.

History[edit]

On 13 December 2014, Ventura AirConnect launched nonstop flights between Bhavnagar and Surat using Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft. The flights reduced travel time between the two cities from 6.5 hours to under 30 minutes.[2] Ventura AirConnect now operates four daily flights between Bhavnagar and Surat.[3]

On 27 March 2016, Jet Airways ended its nonstop service between Mumbai and Bhavnagar, as it was not financially viable. This left Bhavnagar Airport without scheduled service for nearly one month.[4]

On 21 April 2016, Air India Regional started its nonstop service to Mumbai, offering four flights a week.

Runway[edit]

The airport has one runway, 07/25, with dimensions 1,920 by 45 metres (6,299 ft × 148 ft). It is equipped with ILS for approaches in the 25 direction.[1]

Terminal[edit]

Airside view of the terminal
A Morning Service Jet Airways ATR 72 on the apron

Bhavnagar Airport has a single terminal building, which covers 1,617 square metres (17,410 sq ft) and has a capacity for 110 passengers.[5] It contains three check-in counters and a VIP lounge.[1]

Other facilities[edit]

The airport has two parking bays: one for Airbus A321 and Boeing 737 aircraft, the other for ATR 72 and Q400 aircraft.[1]

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Regional Mumbai Evening Mumbai - Bhavnagar - Mumbai effective 1st aug 2016
Ventura AirConnect Surat
Jet Airways Mumbai Morning Mumbai -Bhavnagar -Mumbai effective 30 oct 2016.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Aircraft movements[edit]

Annual aircraft movements at Bhavnagar Airport[1]
Year Aircraft movements Percent change
2010–2011 1,490
2011–2012 2,658 Increase 78.4
2012–2013 2,221 Decrease 16.4
2013–2014 936 Decrease 57.9

Passenger traffic[edit]

Annual passenger traffic (enplaned + deplaned) at Bhavnagar Airport[1]
Year Passengers Percent change
2010–2011 75,517
2011–2012 76,636 Increase 1.5
2012–2013 69,221 Decrease 9.7
2013–2014 66,989 Decrease 3.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Bhavnagar Airport". Airports Authority of India. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  2. ^ Thomas, Melvyn (14 December 2014). "Surat-Bhavnagar daily air service inaugurated". Times of India. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Surat Departures – Non Scheduled Charters". Surat Airport Information. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Jet Airways grounds flights from Bhavnagar, Porbandar". The Times of India. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "AAI in the West" (PDF). Cruising Heights (Newsline Publications Pvt. Ltd.): 34–36. April 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Jet Airways grounds flights from Bhavnagar, Porbandar". The Times of India. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 

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