Jagdalpur Airport

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Maa Danteswari Airport
Jagdalpur Airport Terminal.png
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Chhattisgarh[1]
OperatorGovernment of Chhattisgarh
ServesJagdalpur City
LocationJagdalpur
Elevation AMSL555 m / 1,822 ft
Coordinates19°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
Map
JGB is located in Chhattisgarh
JGB
JGB
Location of airport in Chhattisgarh and India
JGB is located in India
JGB
JGB
JGB (India)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,707 5,600 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2018 - March 2019)
Passenger movement772
Aircraft movement248

Jagdalpur Airport (IATA: JGB, ICAO: VEJR) is a regional airport 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] and approved of operations of aircraft under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) conditions.[4] The airport was chosen for an upgrade under the Government's UDAN scheme and the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a terminal building was performed in January 2017.[5][6] The airfield was upgraded to 3C category in 2019, allowing the operations of ATR-72 type of aircraft.[7] On 21 September 2020 Alliance Air started flights to Hyderabad and Raipur using ATR-72 aircraft. Currently Jagdalpur airport name changed to Maa Danteshwari Airport, Jagdalpur (Bastar) on 21 September 2020. Currently Airport Director is Shri K. K. Bhaumik.

The district administration has floated a proposal to set up a new airport for Jagdalpur[8] in Ulnar village of Bastar district. This airport is expected to be set up in an area measuring 250 hectares. It would have a 3 km long and 200 metres wide runway. The airport would also boast of a state of the art airport terminal building. Since about 92% (229 hectares) of the land required is owned by the government, the land acquisition process is expected to be quick leading to a faster development time for the airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Alliance Air Aircraft at Jagdalpur Airport
AirlinesDestinations
Alliance Air Hyderabad, Raipur[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pre-feasibility Study for Jagdalpur Airport Conducted". Press Information Bureau. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. ^ "traffic news Mar2K19Annex3 pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  3. ^ "traffic-news Mar2K19Annex2 pdf" (PDF). www.aai.aero. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Centre lays firm conditions prior to airport development in C'garh". The Pioneer. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  5. ^ "CM performs bhoomi pujan for terminal of Jagdalpur airport". The Pioneer. January 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Jagdalpur airport to be developed for ATR type aircraft ops". The Pioneer. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Safety assessment done at Jagdalpur Airport for 3C licence". The Pioneer. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  8. ^ News Network, Partika (6 June 2021). "Ulnar to have the new Jagdalpur airport, district administration has already identified 250 hectares for the airport". Patrika. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  9. ^ "After successful trial, now aviation services to restart in Jagdalpur soon". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 March 2020.

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