Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport
|Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport|
|Owner||Airports Authority of India|
|Operator||Indian Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||79 m / 259 ft|
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.
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.
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. Air India Regional flies daily between Gorakhpur and Delhi. In addition, SpiceJet introduced daily flights from Gorakhpur to Delhi and Kolkata in October 2016. As per statement provided by Civil avaiation minister and CM, other operators will also introduce their flights to Gorakhpur from Mumbai and other destinations.
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