Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport

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Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
चौधरी चरण सिंह अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा
Partial image of CCs International airport.jpg
Partial image of CCS International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Lucknow, Sitapur, Barabanki, Gonda and Balrampur
Location Lucknow, India
Elevation AMSL 123 m / 404 ft
Coordinates 26°45′43″N 080°53′00″E / 26.76194°N 80.88333°E / 26.76194; 80.88333Coordinates: 26°45′43″N 080°53′00″E / 26.76194°N 80.88333°E / 26.76194; 80.88333
LKO is located in India airports
Location of airport
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,800 9,186 Concrete/asphalt
Statistics (2014-15)
Passenger movements 2,541,241(Increase9.9%)
Aircraft movements 19,749(Increase0.3%)
Cargo tonnage 4,860(Increase14.3%)
Sources: AIP from AAI[1]
Statistics from AAI[2][3][4]

Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (IATA: LKOICAO: VILK), is situated at Amausi in the city of Lucknow, India. It is the 13th busiest airport in India and the second busiest and largest in North and Central India after IGI airport Delhi.


Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport covers an area of 4.8035 km2. Management of the airport is solely under Airport Authority of India, a government owned corporation responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India.

Visitor's lobby overlooking Departure Hall, Inside view of the new terminal building


The airport was constructed in 1986 to facilitate corporate and government officials. With an increasing number of passengers, AAI decided to upgrade the airport. On 17 July 2008, the Government of India officially renamed the airport Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport. It was granted international status in May 2012.[5]


The airport has two terminals.

Terminal 1

The airport's original terminal, built to complement Charbagh Railway Station's architecture, is now used for international flights after the opening of Terminal 2.[6] It has two arrival and three departing gates as well as two immigration counters.

Terminal 2

The terminal was inaugurated by civil aviation minister Ajit Singh on 19 May 2012 before opening on 2 June 2012.[7] With five boarding gates, Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights.[8]

Terminal-2, CCS International Airport
CCS International Airport airside

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air India Delhi, Mumbai 2
Air India Express Dubai-International 1
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi 2
flydubai Dubai-International 1
GoAir Delhi, Mumbai 2
IndiGo Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai 2
Jet Airways Delhi, Mumbai 2
Jet Airways Abu Dhabi 1
Oman Air Muscat 1
Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh 1
Tigerair Singapore (begins 3 December 2015)[9] 1
Vistara Delhi 2


The nearest major railway station to the airport is Lucknow Charbagh railway station which is roughly 10 km away from the airport campus.[10]

CCS International airport will be connected through Lucknow Metro by a terminal station on the North-South Corridor Line.


The airport was awarded with AAI's "Best Airport" award in July 2013 along with Jodhpur Airport.[11]

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