Diu Airport

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Diu Airport
Summary
ServesDiu
Coordinates20°42′47″N 70°55′30″E / 20.713°N 70.925°E / 20.713; 70.925Coordinates: 20°42′47″N 70°55′30″E / 20.713°N 70.925°E / 20.713; 70.925
Map
Diu Airport is located in India
Diu Airport
Diu Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,826 5,922 Asphalt
Closed 1,200 2,400 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Passenger movements62,000
Aircraft movements5,200
Cargo tonnage95
Diu Airport Terminal

Diu Airport (IATA: DIU) is a civilian aerodrome located at Diu in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, India. Besides Diu, it also serves the neighbouring areas of Gujarat, including Veraval and Jafrabad. It is only airport in the union territory of Daman and Diu with commercial operations.

History[edit]

Diu Airport was built in 1954, when Diu was part of Portuguese India.[1] Transportes Aéreos da Índia Portuguesa (TAIP) commenced operations to Diu on 16 August 1955. The airline linked Diu with Goa, Daman and Karachi[2] until December 1961, when the Indian air force bombed the airfield.[3]

Structure[edit]

Diu Airport's main runway 05/23 is 5922 ft (1826m) long and 45m wide, connected to an apron measuring 60 by 90 metres via two taxiways. The airport terminal can accommodate 100 passengers each in the arrivals and departure halls. A non-directional beacon (NDB) is Diu's sole navigational aid.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Alliance Air Mumbai[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Vasssalo e Silva". Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Dabolim and TAIP". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Liberation of Goa - An Overview". Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  4. ^ "AAI Website". Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Air India Rejigs Domestic Flight Operations for Winter". Archived from the original on 18 August 2017.

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