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Bir Tikendrajit International Airport
|Owner||Public Government of Manipur|
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Location||Imphal, Manipur, India|
|Elevation AMSL||774 m / 2,540 ft|
|Statistics (April 2018 - March 2019)|
Bir Tikendrajit International Airport (IATA: IMF, ICAO: VEIM) is the second largest and second busiest airport in the northeast after Guwahati Airport. Located 7 km. south of Imphal, the capital of Manipur, Bir Tikendrajit International Airport connects northeastern India with the country's major cities such as Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, Pune, Hyderabad, Mangalore And international flights connecting with Myanmar cities of Mandalay, Yangon via Bangkok Thailand. AirAsia India, Air India and IndiGo, Air India Cargo, Alliance Air offer connection services from the airport to major cities and regional airports such as Agartala, Dimapur, Jorhat, Aizawl, Silchar etc. Bir Tikendrajit International Airport is under the administrative control of Airports Authority of India. Its apron has a space for 4 aircraft (1-ATR 42/72, 2-Airbus 320, 1-Airbus 300).
Airlines and destinations
|AirAsia India||Agartala, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata|
|Air India||Aizawl, Delhi, Dimapur, Guwahati, Kolkata|
|Air KBZ||Mandalay (begins 23 November 2019)|
|IndiGo||Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mangalore|
In June 2019, AAI implemented ₹3,400 crore (US$490 million) projects for the up-gradation of various airports in the northeastern region. ₹720 crore (US$100 million) will be spent for further upgradation of Bir Tikendrajit International Airport. The project includes a ₹600 crore (US$87 million) integrated terminal building and airside infrastructure like new aircraft parking bays and link taxiways, a new air traffic control tower and a control and technical block.
Incidents and accidents
- On 16 August 1991, Indian Airlines Flight 257 crashed while on approach to the airport, killing all 69 people on board.
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Media related to Imphal Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Imphal Airport at the Airports Authority of India