Bidar Airport

Coordinates: 17°54′N 77°28′E / 17.9°N 77.47°E / 17.9; 77.47 (Bidar Airport)
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Bidar Airport
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OwnerIndian Air Force
OperatorIndian Air Force
GMR Group
LocationChidri, Bidar, Karnataka, India
Elevation AMSL2,178 ft / 664 m
Coordinates17°54′N 77°28′E / 17.9°N 77.47°E / 17.9; 77.47 (Bidar Airport)
IXX is located in Karnataka
Location of airport in Karnataka
IXX is located in India
IXX (India)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,120 6,955 Asphalt
08/26 2,072 6,798 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2022 – March 2023)
Passengers10,140 (Increase 39.8%)
Aircraft movements266 (Increase 95.6%)
Cargo tonnage
Source: AAI[1][2][3]

Bidar Airport (IATA: IXX, ICAO: VOBR) is a domestic airport serving the city of Bidar, Karnataka, India. It operates as a civil enclave on the Indian Air Force's Bidar Air Force Station.[4]

Bidar is one of India's oldest military air bases, and serves as a training school for air force pilots and the home of the Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team (SKAT). In pursuance to the long-pending demand for a civilian airport in Bidar, the Indian Air Force agreed to allow commercial flights operations, with a civilian terminal built in 2008-09 ahead of the Guru-ta-Gaddi celebrations at the Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib.

Bidar Air Force Station[edit]

The Indian Air Force operates the Air Force Academy that operates Kiran Mk II trainers while the Hawk Operational Training Squadron (HOTS) operates BAE Hawk Advanced jet trainers Bidar was also base for the Surya Kiran, the aerobatics demonstration team of the IAF.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Star AirBangalore


Annual passenger traffic at IXX airport. See Wikidata query.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Annexure III – Passenger Data" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  2. ^ "Annexure II – Aircraft Movement Data" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Annexure IV – Freight Movement Data" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  4. ^ Bidar Air Force Station Archived 25 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine OurAirports