Jalgaon Airport

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Jalgaon Airport
Jalgaon Airport Terminal .jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerAirports Authority of India
OperatorAirports Authority of India
LocationJalgaon, Maharashtra
Elevation AMSL840 ft / 256 m
Coordinates20°57′43″N 075°37′36″E / 20.96194°N 75.62667°E / 20.96194; 75.62667Coordinates: 20°57′43″N 075°37′36″E / 20.96194°N 75.62667°E / 20.96194; 75.62667
WebsiteJalgaon Airport
VAJL is located in Maharashtra
VAJL is located in India
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 5,574 1,700 Asphalt
TruJet ATR at Jalgaon Airport

Jalgaon Airport (ICAO: VAJL) is a public airport located off State Highway 186, 6 kilometres South-East of the town of Jalgaon, in the Nashik Division of Maharashtra, India. It has flights to Mumbai and Ahmedabad, operated by TruJet.


Jalgaon airport was built in 1973 by the Public Works Department.[2] The Jalgaon Municipal council took over its operations from April 1997 and handed it over to the Maharashtra Airport Development Company in April 2007.[3] The Government of Maharashtra signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to upgrade the existing airfield in July 2009.[4] The then President of India, Pratibha Patil laid the foundation stone for the development and expansion of the Jalgaon airport in June 2010.[5] The AAI completed the first phase of work worth Rupees 61 crores in Feb 2012[6] including an apron and a taxiway. The revamped airport was inaugurated on 23 March 2012 by President Pratibha Patil.[3]

In 2016, the Government of Maharashra signed up for the Ministry of Civil Aviation's regional connectivity scheme (RCS) called UDAN that would fast-track the development of ten regional airports in the state including Jalgaon.[7] Under UDAN, Air Deccan won the contract to start flights from Jalgaon to Mumbai. The airline flew the first ever scheduled commercial flight into Jalgaon airport on 23 December 2017.[8] However the airline stopped the flights within months, citing technical issues.[9] The Government cancelled the contract and the route was allotted to TruJet.[10] TruJet started operating from Jalgaon from 1 September 2019.[11]


Jalgaon airport is spread over 630 acres and has one runway oriented 09/27, 1,700 metres in length. Its new apron measuring 68 metres by 67 metres provides parking space for 2 ATR aircraft at a time. The runway has basic approach and runway edge lighting. Navigational and landing aids at this airport includes a DVOR /DME and a PAPI (Runway 27 only). The 700 square metre terminal building can accommodate 50 passengers.

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

TruJet started serving Jalgaon from 1 September 2019.

TruJetAhmedabad, Mumbai


  1. ^ http://www.aai.aero/misc/AIPS_2012_14.pdf[permanent dead link] AAI Aerodrome data
  2. ^ "Airstrips in Maharashtra". Maharashtra Public Works Department. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b "President inaugurates Jalgaon airport". Newstrackindia.com. 23 March 2012. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  4. ^ "MADC - Projects". Maharashtra Airport Development Company. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012.
  5. ^ "President lays foundation stone for Jalgaon airport". Zeenews.com. 13 June 2010. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Jalgaon Airport works". Indian Express. 2 February 2012. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Maharashtra first to sign up for regional connectivity scheme". The Economic Times. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Air Deccan makes first flight from Mumbai to Jalgaon". LiveMint. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Air Deccan stops four flight operations in Maharashtra cities". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Maharashtra: 5 routes under UDAN scheme to restart from February 13". The Economic Times. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Jalgaon gets air link to Mumbai and Ahmedabad". The Times of India. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.