Jaipur Airport

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Jaipur International Airport
Jaipur Airport.JPG


JAI is located in India airports
Location of airport in India
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Jaipur
Location Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Elevation AMSL 1,263 ft / 385 m
Coordinates 26°49′27″N 075°48′44″E / 26.82417°N 75.81222°E / 26.82417; 75.81222
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 9,177 2,797 Concrete/Asphalt
15/33 5,223 1,592 Asphalt
Statistics (2014-15)
Passenger movements 2,197,959(Increase10.9%)
Aircraft movements 19,852(Increase0.2%)
Cargo tonnage 3,259(Decrease51.4%)
Jaipur International Airport
Jaipur International Airport Terminal 2 from Apron
Inside Terminal 2
Signage at Jaipur International Airport

Jaipur International Airport (IATA: JAIICAO: VIJP) is in the southern suburb of Sanganer, 13 km (8.1 mi) from Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan.[3]

Jaipur International airport is the only international airport in the state of Rajasthan. It was granted the status of international airport on 29 December 2005.[4] The civil apron can accommodate 14 aircraft the size of an Airbus A320 and the new terminal building can handle up to 1000 passengers at a time. There are plans to extend the runway to 12,000 ft (3,658 m) and expand the terminal building to accommodate 1,000 passengers per hour.[5]

Runway expansion work at Jaipur Interñational Airport started in February 2014 and was scheduled to be completed by July 2015 at an estimated cost of Rs.98 crore. The expansion will allow Jaipur to accommodate operations of aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 that mainly fly to international destinations. Even though Jaipur airport was given international status in 2006, it failed to function fully as an international airport since the runway's length was less than the mandatory 11,500 feet (3,500 m).[6]


The new domestic terminal building at Jaipur International Airport was inaugurated on 1 July 2009.[7][8] The new terminal has an area of 22,950 sqm, is made of glass and steel structure having modern passenger friendly facilities such as central heating system, central air conditioning, inline x-ray baggage inspection system integrated with the departure conveyor system, inclined arrival baggage claim carousels, escalators, public address system, flight information display system (FIDS), CCTV for surveillance, airport check-in counters with Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE), car parking, etc. The International Terminal Building has peak hour passenger handling capacity of 500 passengers and annual handling capacity of 400,000.

The entrance gate, made of sandstone and Dholpur stones along with Rajasthani paintings on the walls, give tourists a glimpse of the Rajasthani culture. Two fountains on both sides of the terminal, dotted with palm trees, maintain normal temperature within the airport premises. The transparent side walls of the building have adjustable shades that control the passage of sunlight into the airport premises, thereby cutting down heavily on electricity bills.

Terminals, airlines and destinations[edit]

Domestic Flights

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Asia India Bengaluru, Pune 2
Air Costa Bengaluru, Chennai (ends 24 October 2015), Visakhapatnam (begins 25 October 2015) 2
Air India Delhi, Mumbai 2
GoAir Mumbai 2
IndiGo Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai 2
Jet Airways Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru 2
Spicejet Delhi, Udaipur 2

International Flights

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Arabia Sharjah International Airport 2
Air-India Express Dubai International Airport 2
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi International Airport 2
Oman Air Muscat International Airport 2


The cargo terminal is adjacent to the old passenger terminal building, and has an area of approximately 700 square metres (7,500 sq ft). The cargo facility is being provided by Rajasthan Small Scale Industries Co. Ltd., a public sector undertaking of Government of Rajasthan.

Airlines Destinations
Blue Dart Aviation Ahmedabad, Delhi, Indore, Lucknow, Mumbai


  • On 18 February 1969, Douglas DC-3 VT-CJH of Indian Airlines crashed on take-off on a scheduled passenger flight. The aircraft was overloaded and take-off was either downwind or with a crosswind. All 30 people on board survived.[9]
  • On 9 August 1971, Vickers Viscount VT-DIX of Indian Airlines was damaged beyond economic repair when it overran the runway. The aircraft was landed with a tailwind on a wet runway.[10]
  • On 5 January 2014, Flight AI-890 VT-ESH of Air India from Imphal to Delhi via Guwahati was diverted to Jaipur International Airport due to heavy fog in Delhi. During landing the rear tyre of the plane got burst and its right wing got damaged. The plane received substantial damage. All 173 passengers and 6 crew members survived. The aircraft was written off.[11][12][13]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (jsp). Aai.aero. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS". Aai.aero. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Details from Airport Authority of India website
  4. ^ "Jaipur airport to get international status". The Times of India. 29 December 2005. 
  5. ^ "http://dnasyndication.com/showarticlerss.aspx?nid=vguj9Ov3dPulsGSTtM7FMsSLVEFY2P4ktfysyhEWCDxHXrj0=". 11 July 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Survey work on expansion of Jaipur International Airport runway begins - Times of India 2 February 2014
  7. ^ "New domestic terminal set for take-off on 1 July". The Times of India. 21 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Passengers welcomed on Terminal-2". The Times of India. 2 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "VT-CJH Accident Description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  11. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A320-231 VT-ESH Jaipur International Airport". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  12. ^ MONALISA S. ARTHUR. "'Thank goodness we are all alive!' How Air India pilot greeted passengers after fog-stricken plane's dramatic brush with death" (23:41 GMT, 6 January 2014). Daily Mail Online. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "First person account: Air India passenger on Guwahati-Delhi flight recounts horror : India, News - India Today" (7 January 2014). India Today. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 

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