Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport (IATA: PAT, ICAO: VEPT) is located 5 kilometres (2.7 NM) southwest of Patna, the capital of state of Bihar in India. It is the 18th busiest airport in India, and the annual passenger traffic increased by 32 per cent in the 2015-16. 13 acres of land near the Patna airport will be used for construction of a world-class two-storey terminal building, and in lieu of that 11.35 acre of land in Aneesabad, Patna will be transferred to Bihar Government by Airports Authority of India. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has proposed to extend the terminal for sustaining air operations at least till 2035 and handle 30 lakh passengers per annum. A new terminal building would be constructed and connected to the existing building via skybridge. In addition, the AAI has planned to develop a civil enclave at Bihta Air Force Station, 20 kilometres away from Patna, to cater to larger aircraft. In October 2016, Bihar cabinet approved the Patna master plan which envisages development of a new airport at Bihta. Bihar government is acquiring 126 acres of land for construction of the new airport. Against the length of runway of 2,286m, only 1,954m remains available for flights take-offs because of location constraints.