Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport

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Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport
Gorakhpur Airport new terminal building.jpg
Gorakhpur Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Airports Authority of India
Operator Indian Air Force
Serves Gorakhpur
Location Gorakhpur
Elevation AMSL 79 m / 259 ft
Coordinates 26°44′22″N 83°26′58″E / 26.73944°N 83.44944°E / 26.73944; 83.44944
Map
GOP is located in Uttar Pradesh
GOP
GOP
GOP is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,743 9,000  ?

Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport or Gorakhpur Airport (IATA: GOPICAO: 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. Distance to city from airport is 8 km.

In June 2017 new Civil Terminal building has now been inaugurated by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and named airport as Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport. This is a phase one and next phase will be expanded in coming months along with one conveyor belt.[1]


Military Airbase[edit]

Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport is a military airbase, No. 27 Squadron IAF operate from the airbase located in Gorakhpur.These squadrons have regular military exercises,other than this they actively take art in rescue operations.The helicopter unit No. 105 Helicopter Unit, IAF located in Gorakhpur military Airbase is the second oldest helicopter unit in India.

Infrastructure[edit]

Gorakhnath Airport has one runway that is designated 11/29 and has dimensions 2,743 by 46 metres (9,000 ft × 150 ft). The new terminal can handle 100 passengers seating capacity.[2] Air India Regional flies daily between Gorakhpur and Delhi.[3] In addition, SpiceJet introduced daily flights from Gorakhpur to Delhi and Kolkata in October 2016.[4] As per statement provided by Civil avaiation minister and CM, other operators will also introduce their flights to Gorakhpur from Mumbai and other destinations.

Front view of new terminal Gorakhpur Airport.jpg

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alliance Air Delhi
SpiceJet Delhi, Kolkata

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airport Website". 
  2. ^ "Gorakhpur". Airports Authority of India. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Timetable" (PDF). Air India. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "SpiceJet starts six new domestic routes with Q400s". Anna.aero. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2017.