Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport
|Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport|
|Owner||Airports Authority of India Recruiter call|
|Operator||Indian Air Force|
|Location||Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Elevation AMSL||79 m / 259 ft|
Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport or Gorakhpur Airport (IATA: GOP, ICAO: VEGK) is an airport located in Gorakhpur, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The Airports Authority of India operates it as a civil enclave at the Gorakhpur Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force. From the city the airport is 5 miles (8.0 km). The airport covers an area of 0.71 acres. In June 2017, the Civil Terminal building was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath as the Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport. It will be expanded in the following months together with a conveyor belt.
Air Force Station Gorakhpur belongs to the Indian Air Force. No. 27 Squadron IAF operates from here. These squadrons have regular military exercises, other than this they actively take part in rescue operations.The helicopter unit No. 105 Helicopter Unit, IAF is located in Gorakhpur Military Airbase.
Gorakhnath Airport has one runway that is designated 11/29 and has dimensions of 2,743 by 46 metres (9,000 ft × 150 ft). The new terminal is able to handle 200 passengers seating capacity. Air India Regional flies daily between Gorakhpur and Delhi. In addition, SpiceJet introduced daily flights from Gorakhpur to Delhi and Kolkata in October 2016, but SpiceJet stopped its Kolkata flight from 3 October 2017. Indigo started its flight to and from New Delhi starting from 1 September 2018,with 180 seater plane enaugrating by Suresh Prabhu and Yogi Adityanath in presence of other degnatories.
Airlines and destinations
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- "SpiceJet starts six new domestic routes with Q400s". Anna.aero. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2017.