Jodhpur Airport

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Jodhpur Airport
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Jodhpur
Elevation AMSL 219 m / 717 ft
Coordinates 26°15′04″N 073°02′56″E / 26.25111°N 73.04889°E / 26.25111; 73.04889Coordinates: 26°15′04″N 073°02′56″E / 26.25111°N 73.04889°E / 26.25111; 73.04889
Website http://aai.aero
Map
JDH is located in Rajasthan
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JDH is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,745 9,005 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (April 2017 - March 2018)
Passenger movements 469,239 (Increase33.8%)
Aircraft movements 5,985 (Increase60.4%)
Source: AAI[1][2]

Jodhpur Airport (IATA: JDH, ICAO: VIJO) is a civil enclave airport in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. It is operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and shares its airside with the Jodhpur Air Base of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The Government of Rajasthan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Air Force for the expansion of the civil enclave in March 2017, wherein 37 acres of IAF land would be transferred to AAI.[3]

History[edit]

The Jodhpur Flying Club was set up by His Highness Maharaja Umaid Singh in the 1920s at a small airfield near his Chittar Palace in Jodhpur. Through the next 3 decades, the airfield grew in stature, being used as an airfield for the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II.[4] The airfield was later upgraded in 1950 after the formation of the Royal Indian Air Force (that later became the Indian Air Force).[5] Jodhpur was home to the IAF's Air Force Flying College until the 1965 war.[6]

Structure[edit]

Jodhpur airport's 12 acre civil enclave contains a terminal building measuring a built-up area of 5690 m2, that is capable of handling 430 passengers per hour. The terminal has 7 check-in counters and 3 boarding gates. The adjoining concrete apron measures 140 by 100 metres and has 3 parking bays that can cater to two A320 and an ATR aircraft simultaneously.

Jodhpur's runway is oriented 05/23, is 2743 metres long and 45 metres wide. The airfield is equipped with night landing facilities and an Instrument Landing System (ILS) as well as navigational facilities like DVOR/DME and an NDB.[7]

Jodhpur Air Base[edit]

Squadrons of HAL Dhruv, MiG-27, MI 17 and Su-30 MKI aircraft are operated by the IAF from this airfield. It was active during the Kargil War of 1999. French-made Rafale fighter aircraft are expected to operate from Jodhpur air base . Also have a battalion of Garud Commando Force

Airlines and destinations[edit]

As of April 2018, the following airlines serve Jodhpur Airport:

AirlinesDestinationsRef.
Air IndiaDelhi, Mumbai[8]
Jet AirwaysAhmedabad (begins 1 September 2018), Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Indore (begins 1 September 2018), Raipur (begins 1 September 2018) [9]
SpiceJetDelhi (begins 28 October 2018)[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 4. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 4. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "MoU inked to expand Jodhpur airport". The Times of India. 27 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2018. 
  4. ^ The History of the Jodhpur Flying Club, CGPublishing, retrieved 30 November 2011 
  5. ^ "South Asia's Most Powerful Air Base At Jodhpur". Defence News. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 30 Novemberber 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Side Show in the South-Western Sector". Bharat Rakshak.com. Archived from the original on 17 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "AAI website". Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Timetable" (PDF). Air India. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Jet Airways flight schedules". Jet Airways. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "SpiceJet flight schedules: Domestic". SpiceJet. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 

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