Jamnagar Airport

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Jamnagar Airport
જામનગર વિમાનમથક
Jāmanagara Vimānamathaka
Owner Indian Air Force
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Jamnagar, Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamkhambhaliya
Location Jamnagar
Elevation AMSL 69 ft / 21 m
Coordinates 22°27′56″N 070°00′45″E / 22.46556°N 70.01250°E / 22.46556; 70.01250
JGA is located in Gujarat
JGA is located in India
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 8,242 2,512 Concrete
12/30 8,236 2,510 Asphalt
Statistics (Apr '15 – Mar '16)
Passenger Movements 84,403 (Increase 10.2%)
Aircraft Movements 760 (Increase 0.8%) (includes only scheduled flights)
Cargo Handled 315.7 tonnes (Increase 86.4%)

Jamnagar Airport or the Govardhanpur Airport Jamnagar (IATA: JGAICAO: VAJM) is an airport in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. It is owned by the Indian Air Force and also permits both commercial as well as private flights. The Jaguar squadron based in Jamnagar was awarded best squadron by Air Chief Marshal, and the Jamnagar base was awarded the 'Best Flying Station' for the year 2006.[3] It is the only airport in Gujarat which has two runways.

According to a survey conducted by GIDB (Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board), traffic at Jamnagar airport grew at 15% between 2003 and 2008. Compared to other airports in Gujarat, Jamnagar airport has low market share but high growth. The domestic passenger demand would increase by 6% between 2016 and 2020.

During the evacuation of Indian nationals from Yemen in April 2015, a C-17 Globemaster of the Indian Air Force was sent to Djibouti from the Jamnagar Airport.[4]


Jamnagar Airport has a single terminal spread over 35 acres. It has a capacity to handle 150 passengers at a given time. It has a small lounge including a cafeteria before the check-in counter. There is a conveyor belt in the arrivals area for the luggage. The parking apron adjoining the terminal measures 295 ft x 295 ft and can handle two Airbus A320s simultaneously.[5] The airport has a car parking capacity of about 50 cars.

In 2012, the government announced plans for the expansion of the terminal along with several other airports of the state.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Jamnagar has daily scheduled flights to Mumbai served by an Airbus A319. From the winter of 2015, Air India is going to operate the larger Airbus A320 instead of the A319. The now defunct carrier Air Deccan operated daily flights between Jamnagar and Mumbai.[6] Earlier, Indian Airlines operated flight between Jamnagar and Mumbai via Bhuj.

Airlines Destinations
Air India Regional Mumbai


The airport is connected to the city by a four lane highway and is about 8 kilometers from the city.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On August 30, 2012, at around 12:30 pm IST two Mi-17 helicopters of the IAF collided with each other while carrying out formation flying and firing exercise. Nine officials including five officers died in the crash.
  • On January 31, 2015, an IAF MiG-21 crashed near Jamnagar but the pilot ejected safely.