Andhau Airstrip

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Andhau Airstrip, Ghazipur
Summary
Airport typeReserve
OwnerUttar Pradesh State Government
LocationGhazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL230 ft / 70 m
Coordinates25°37′04″N 083°33′58″E / 25.61778°N 83.56611°E / 25.61778; 83.56611
Map
Andhau Airstrip, Ghazipur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Andhau Airstrip, Ghazipur
Andhau Airstrip, Ghazipur
Location of airport in Uttar Pradesh
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 4,800 1,820 Asphalt

Andhau Airstrip, Ghazipur is an airstrip, situated in Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located on the Ghazipur-Mau Road, 7 kilometres from Ghazipur. The airstrip is owned by the State Government[1] and currently used for VIP charters only.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The airport/airstrip has only unscheduled chartered flights.

Proposed airport[edit]

At present it doesn't has any basic facilities of airport like a terminal building or air traffic control. In January 2019, it was proposed to develop as an airport under UDAN III by central government.[2] State government (owner) has not started any kind of upgrading process yet.

History[edit]

The airstrip was set up by the British Administration during World War II[3], is spread over 63 acres and has a 4,800 ft (1,463 m) runway with asphalt surface. It is located at an elevation of 230 ft (70 m) above mean sea level. In January 2019, SpiceJet was awarded routes to Kolkata and Delhi from this airport as part of the government's Regional Connectivity Scheme, UDAN III.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airstrips owned by Government of Uttar Pradesh". Directorate of Civil Aviation- Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Unserved airports" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. ^ "How India's first multi-modal terminal on Ganga can make Varanasi an economic hub". DailyO. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Six flights from Kolkata, two each from Andal, Kalaikunda". The Times of India. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  5. ^ "SpiceJet awarded 36 new sectors under UDAN III". Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.