Jaisalmer Airport

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Jaisalmer Airport
Airport typeCivil enclave
OwnerAirports Authority of India
OperatorAirports Authority of India
LocationJaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Elevation AMSL251 m / 751 ft
Coordinates26°52′49″N 70°51′18″E / 26.88028°N 70.85500°E / 26.88028; 70.85500Coordinates: 26°52′49″N 70°51′18″E / 26.88028°N 70.85500°E / 26.88028; 70.85500
JSA is located in Rajasthan
JSA is located in India
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,743 9,000 Concrete
Statistics (Apr"2017 - March 2018)
Passenger movements35,896
Aircraft movements735

Jaisalmer Airport (IATA: JSA, ICAO: VIJR) is located 17 kilometres southeast of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India. The airport operates as a civil enclave on an Indian Air Force base.

The airport has a single runway of 9,000 feet (2,700 m) in length and 150 feet (46 m) in width. Carriers that have previously flown to/from the airport include Vayudoot and Kingfisher Airlines.[1] In 2015, it was not used for civil flights, and was closed[2][3] until services resumed in 2017.

JAISALMER airport has regular or six days in week flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Ahemdabad, Surat and Jodhpur. Right now spicejet and Trujet airlines are key service provider. Soon Zoomair and Indigo will start the service to Agra,Udaipur and Hindon at Ghaziabad.

New civil terminal[edit]

The Airports Authority of India has constructed a new terminal at the southern end of the airfield. Construction of the Rs. 80 crore terminal was completed in March 2013.[4] The civil enclave is spread over 65 acres[4] and consists of the terminal and an apron for parking three Airbus A321 aircraft.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

SpiceJet Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Surat
Seasonal: Delhi, Mumbai
TruJet Ahmedabad


  1. ^ "Kingfisher Airlines Launches Direct Flights Connecting Udaipur to Mumbai". 26 December 2007. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ Wilkes, Tommy (19 August 2015). "Ghost airports highlight risks as Modi spends to grow". Reuters. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  3. ^ "India's Jaisalmer Airport remains closed three years after opening". Daily Mail Online. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Rupees 80 crore-worth airport left abandoned". Dainik Bhaskar. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Airports Authority of India". Aai.aero. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2013.

Airport information for VIJR at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.