Birsa Munda Airport
|Birsa Munda Airport
बिरसा मुंडा हवाई अड्डा
बिरसा मुंडा विमानपत्तन
Ranchi Birsa Munda Airport
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Location||Hinoo, Ranchi (Adjacent to Hatia)|
|Elevation AMSL||646 m / 2,148 ft|
|Statistics (APRIL(2016) - MARCH(2017))|
Birsa Munda Airport is a domestic airport serving the city Ranchi and is managed by Airports Authority of India. It is located in Hinoo locality, approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) from the centre of the city. It is the 35th busiest airport in India. It is named after an Indian tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda.
There is only one integrated Terminal with facilities for travel desks, lounges, etc. was inaugurated on 24 March 2013 in a function attended by Mr. Ajit Singh, Minister of Civil Aviation, Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, Jharkhand governor Syed Ahmed, Ranchi MP Subodh Kant Sahay and Rajya Sabha MP Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu. In the next few days, the tax on ATF was reduced from 20% to 4% to attract more airlines to the city. Also, night landing at BMA has been made free so that there may be more flights to the metro cities in the morning. The Airports Authority of India also announced the construction of three more parking bays, thereby making it the first Tier-II airport in India to have 8 planned parking bays. The old terminal is no longer used and remains closed for most of the time. It was shut down at midnight on 23 March 2013. The old terminal now has been converted to cargo terminal and was inaugurated on 10 February 2017 by Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das. Ranchi Airport recently crossed 1 million passenger mark annually.
- Code #: 4
- Code Letter: C
- Elevation: 2,148 ft (655 m)
- Terminal capacity
- Domestic: 500
- International: 200
- Terminal area: 19,600 m2 (211,000 sq ft)
- Orientation: 13 & 31
- Dimension: 2713M X 45M
- Bearing Strength of Pavement - LCN/PCN: 61/F/C/X/T
- Parking Apron
- Dimensions: 211 M X 123 M (Apron-I) / 45.20 M X 44.50 M ( Apron-II) /155M X 63M (Apron-III)
- Capacity: 5 NO.
- Navigation Aids: NDB / VOR / DME & ILS on Runway 31
- Ground Lighting Facilities: HIRL,PAPI,ASPL and Apron Flood lights
Airlines and destinations
|AirAsia India||Delhi, Kolkata|
|Go Air||Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Patna|
|IndiGo||Bangalore, Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna|
Incident and accidents
- On 19 October 2011, a Dhruv helicopter of Border Security Force departed from Birsa Munda Airport to Chaibasa, crashed into hills near Khunti, killing all occupants on board. Investigation concluded that pilot became spatially disoriented while solving a technical snag and applied excessive inputs to the helicopter while returning to the airport which resulted in severe rotor damage, causing the crash.
- On 9 May 2012, an AgustaWestland AW109 helicopter departed from Birsa Munda Airport to Kuchai Helipad, carrying the then Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Arjun Munda, crashed on the airport while executing an emergency landing after the helicopter developed problems with rudder control and returned to Birsa Munda Airport. All passengers and crew survived.
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