Jammu Airport

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Jammu Airport
جموں ہوائی اڈا
Jamūn̲ Havā'ī Aḍā
IATA: IXJICAO: VIJU
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Owner Indian Air Force[1]
Operator Airports Authority of India and Indian Air Force
Location Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Elevation AMSL 1,029 ft / 314 m
Coordinates 32°41′21″N 074°50′15″E / 32.68917°N 74.83750°E / 32.68917; 74.83750
Map
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IXJ is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 6,699 2,042 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passenger movements 915,580(Increase8.28%)
Aircraft movements 10,063
Cargo tonnage 1,486
Source: AAI,[2][3]

Jammu Airport, also known as Satwari Airport,[4] (IATA: IXJICAO: VIJU) is a civil airport in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is situated 14 km (8.7 miles) from the international border between India and Pakistan.

Infrastructure[edit]

The 6,500-square-metre (70,000 sq ft) terminal can only handle domestic flights. It has two gates and fourteen check-in desks.[5] A store selling traditional packaged food items, a shoes shop, a restaurant, and a souvenir store and information desk for pilgrims travelling to the Vaishno Devi temple are among the amenities available in the terminal.[6]

The asphalt[7] runway, 18/36, has dimensions 2,042 by 45 metres (6,699 ft × 148 ft).[5] It can handle CAT I instrument landing system approaches. The apron has space to park three Airbus A320 aircraft.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Leh, Srinagar
Air India Regional Delhi
GoAir Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar
IndiGo Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar
Vistara Delhi, Srinagar

Statistics[edit]

The Airports Authority of India had published data and statistics of the airport between the time period of April 2013 to March 2014. According to this data, Jammu airport is ranked the 27th busiest airport in India, with a total passenger traffic of 845,555. This was a decrease of 1.9% from 2012-2013.

Access[edit]

The airport is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southwest of the city of Jammu, along RS Pura Road.[4][8] There is a car park with 80 spaces. Bus, taxi and car rental services provide transportation to the city.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evaluation Of Patna And Jammu Airport" (Press release). Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (jsp). Aai.aero. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  3. ^ List of busiest airports in India by passenger traffic
  4. ^ a b Lovell-Hoare, Sophie; Lovell-Hoare, Max (2014). Kashmir: Jammu, Kashmir Valley, Ladakh, Zanskar. Chalfont St Peter: Bradt Travel Guides. p. 230. ISBN 978-1-84162-396-2. 
  5. ^ a b c "Jammu: Technical information". Airports Authority of India. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Jammu: Passenger information". Airports Authority of India. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Jammu -- VIJU". DAFIF. October 2006. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Jammu: General information". Airports Authority of India. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 

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