Jabalpur Airport

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Jabalpur Airport
Jabalpur Airport.jpg
Airport entrance
IATA: JLRICAO: VAJB
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Jabalpur Metropolitan Agglomeration
Location Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL 1,624 ft / 495 m
Coordinates 23°40′10″N 080°03′07″E / 23.66944°N 80.05194°E / 23.66944; 80.05194
Website www.aai.aero/allAirports/Jabalpur.jsp
Map
JLR is located in India airports
JLR
JLR
Location in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 6,522 1,988 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passenger movements 153,409(Increase51.5%)
Aircraft movements 2,426(Increase41%)

Jabalpur Airport (IATA: JLRICAO: VAJB), also known as Dumna Airport, is an airport situated 25 kilometres east of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. The airport serves the Mahakaushal region and eastern Madhya Pradesh and serves tourists who visit Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park, Khajuraho and Bhedaghat.

The airport is spread over an area of 310.22 acres. An additional 350 acres is in the process of being allotted to Airport Authority of India for an expansion project. The project includes civil works such as extending the runway to 9,000 feet and the construction of new terminal building and parking apron. Air India and SpiceJet have been operating scheduled flight services to and from Jabalpur.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Regional Delhi, Hyderabad, Bhopal
SpiceJet Belgaum, Delhi, Mumbai

Facilities[edit]

The runway is capable of serving narrow body aircraft including Airbus 320 family/Boeing 737-800 and is equipped with night landing facilities, DVOR/DME, NDB and precision approach path indicator. It has a parking for one A-320/B-737 or 2 ATR-72 aircraft.

Airport connectivity[edit]

Pre-paid metro taxi services are available along with pre-paid auto rickshaws. Coach services to key locations in Jabalpur and private car rental services are available.

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

  • On the 4th of December 2015, a Spicejet Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 registration VT-SUC, was operating as Spicejet Flight 2458, was landing at Jabalpur when the aircraft collided with a herd of 30-40 wild boars. 3 boars were killed and the aircraft skidded off the runway coming to a stop with the left gear collapsed, left engine damage, and other unknown damage caused by the impact. Despite the damage, no serious passenger injuries were reported [1] [2]

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