Jagdalpur Airport

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Jagdalpur Airport
जगदलपुर हवाई अड्डे
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Jagdalpur
Elevation AMSL 1,822 ft / 555 m
Coordinates 19°04′28″N 082°02′13″E / 19.07444°N 82.03694°E / 19.07444; 82.03694Coordinates: 19°04′28″N 082°02′13″E / 19.07444°N 82.03694°E / 19.07444; 82.03694
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 5,600 1,707 Asphalt

Jagdalpur Airport (IATA: JGB) is located near Jagdalpur, in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) conducted a pre-feasibility study in July 2013 for development of the airport.[1]

Airport Upgradation Survey[edit]

In tune with the state government's initiative to boost air services in the industrially rich areas of the state, Jagdalpur airport has been identified for upgrade.

Accordingly, in December 2015, a five-member team of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) along with Raipur airport officials visited Jagdalpur airport to study the feasibility of starting full-fledged commercial operations from there.

The team, headed by member planning AAI, along with aerodrome inspector from DGCA, Expert from civil engineering, Assistant commissioner security from Bureau of civil aviation security Mumbai along with Airport director, and deputy director of state government aviation, inspected the facilities at the airport and suggested ways and means to upgrade them.

The team identified the need to provide for and upgrade ATC (Air traffic Control), fire fighting services, terminal building for passengers' facilitation and security. With the completion of the terminal building and the control tower, services are expected to start soon.

The visit was undertaken in connection with the proposal for upgrading Jagdalpur airport to 2C category, which would enable operations of 40-50 seats ATRs. Once green signal is given by the team, process to start commercial operations from the airport would be initiated.



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