Jalgaon Airport

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Jalgaon Airport
Jalgaon Airport Terminal .jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerAirports Authority of India
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesJalgaon
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
Map
VAJL is located in Maharashtra
VAJL
VAJL
VAJL is located in India
VAJL
VAJL
Runways
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.

History[edit]

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]

Structure[edit]

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.

AirlinesDestinationsRefs.
TruJetAhmedabad, Mumbai

References[edit]

  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.