Jammu Airport

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Jammu Airport
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OwnerIndian Air Force[1]
OperatorAirports Authority of India and Indian Air Force
LocationJammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Time zoneIndian Standard Time (+5:30)
Elevation AMSL314 m / 1,029 ft
Coordinates32°41′21″N 074°50′15″E / 32.68917°N 74.83750°E / 32.68917; 74.83750Coordinates: 32°41′21″N 074°50′15″E / 32.68917°N 74.83750°E / 32.68917; 74.83750
IXJ is located in Jammu and Kashmir
IXJ is located in India
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,042 6,699 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2017 - March 2018)
Passenger movements1,443,965 (Increase24.5%)
Aircraft movements14,378 (Increase32.5%)
Cargo tonnage1,813 (Decrease19.1%)
Source: AAI[2][3][4]

Jammu Airport, officially known as Jammu Civil Enclave,[5] (IATA: IXJ, ICAO: 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.


The 6,500-square-metre (70,000 sq ft) terminal can only handle domestic flights. It has five gates and fourteen check-in desks.[6] 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.[7]

The asphalt[8] runway, 18/36, has dimensions 2,042 by 45 metres (6,699 ft × 148 ft).[6] It can handle CAT I instrument landing system approaches. The apron has space to park three Airbus A320 aircraft.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air IndiaDelhi, Leh, Srinagar
Alliance AirDelhi, Bathinda
GoAirDelhi, Leh, Mumbai, Srinagar
IndiGo Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Srinagar
SpiceJet Dehradun, Delhi, Gwalior, Srinagar, Mumbai[9]
VistaraDelhi, Srinagar


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, the 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.


The airport is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southwest of the city of Jammu, along Ranbir Singh Pura Road.[5][10] There is a car park with 80 spaces. Bus, taxi and car rental services provide transportation to the city.[7]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 9 January 2017, Air India 821, an Air India Airbus A320-200 on a scheduled flight from Delhi, overran runway 36 at Jammu on landing. The aircraft touched down at a distance of 2,400 feet from the runway threshold. Four of the eight main landing gear tyres burst during the rollout and the aircraft came to a stop on soft ground 8 metres from the edge of the runway. Smoke was observed in the rear cabin and an evacuation ensued. The investigation revealed the serious incident was caused by the late touchdown and reduced deceleration rate due to improper application of the brakes. None of the 143 occupants were injured.[11]


  1. ^ "Evaluation of Patna And Jammu Airport" (Press release). Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-IV" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Jammu: General information". Airports Authority of India. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Jammu: Technical information". Airports Authority of India. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Jammu: Passenger information". Airports Authority of India. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Jammu -- VIJU". DAFIF. October 2006. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  9. ^ "SpiceJet flight schedules". www.spicejet.com.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Incident: India A320 at Jammu on Jun 9th 2017, overran runway on landing". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 2 July 2019.

External links[edit]

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