Kanpur Airport

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Kanpur Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Indian Air Force
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Kanpur
Location Chakeri, Uttar Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL 410 ft / 126 m
Coordinates 26°24′10″N 80°24′44″E / 26.40278°N 80.41222°E / 26.40278; 80.41222
KNU is located in Uttar Pradesh
KNU is located in India
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 (common use) 12,000 3,657 Asphalt
01/19 (not for civil use) 4,105 1,251 Concrete/Asphalt

Kanpur Airport (IATA: KNU, ICAO: VICX)[1] or Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Airport is an airport that was originally designated for the Indian Air Force but now being used as a domestic terminal for flights to Delhi and Varanasi. The airport serves the Kanpur Metropolitan Area and adjoining districts.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Odisha Varanasi, Delhi[2]
Spicejet Mumbai (begins September, 2018)[3], Kolkata (begins October 11,2018), Delhi[4]


The airport is connected with pre-paid taxi service and multinational cab services like Ola and Uber.[5][6] Kanpur Metropolitan Bus Service has planned to operate AC City Buses between Airport to Kanpur Central railway station, Vikas Nagar Bus Terminal, Bithoor, Panki, Rawatpur and Naubasta after the construction of a four lane road between Jajmau and Airport is completed. The Green Line of Kanpur Metro is proposed to operate from Airport to Kalyanpur railway station via Ramadevi, Barra and Panki railway station.


Flight connectivity Planned under RCS was delayed due to runway re-carpeting work[7]. Anticipating growth in passenger traffic, the Airports Authority of India has planned to expand the Chakeri Civil Enclave. The airport would be developed in two phases.

In the first phase of development includes expansion of the existing terminal building to increase the passenger handling capacity, construction of a visitors lounge and new car parking facilities to make existing terminal ready for RCS-UDAN operation.

In the second phase, A new civil air terminal at Chakeri Airport will be built on a 50-acre piece of land adjacent to the airport boundary[8]. The state government is handing over 50 acres of land identified by AAI free of cost for the development of civil enclave at Chakeri airport and also providing a 4-lane approach road to the new terminal building site. Work for boundary wall construction awarded to UPPWD under deposit scheme as per MOU signed on 24.11.2017.


External links[edit]

Media related to Kanpur Airport at Wikimedia Commons