Jodhpur Airport

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Jodhpur Airport
जोधपुर हवाई अड्डा
Jodhpur Havāī Aḍḍā


JDH is located in India
Location of airport in India
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Jodhpur
Elevation AMSL 717 ft / 219 m
Coordinates 26°15′04″N 073°02′56″E / 26.25111°N 73.04889°E / 26.25111; 73.04889
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,005 2,745 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passenger movements 308,982(Increase1.74%)
Aircraft movements 3,038
Cargo tonnage 13
Source: AAI,[1][2]
Passengers boarding a Jet Airways flight at Jodhpur Airport

Jodhpur Airport (IATA: JDHICAO: VIJO) is a civil enclave airport in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. It shares its airside with the Jodhpur Air Base of the Indian Air Force.


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.[3] The airfield was later upgraded in 1950 after the formation of the Royal Indian Air Force (that later became the Indian Air Force).[4] Jodhpur was home to the IAF's Air Force Flying College until the 1965 war.[5]


Baggage screening & ticketing area
Baggage screening & ticketing area

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.[6]

Jodhpur Air Base[edit]

Squadrons of MiG-27, MiG-29 and Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft are operated by the IAF from this airfield. It was active during the Kargil War of 1999.French made rafael fighter aircraft expected to operate in Jodhpur air base .

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Mumbai
Jet Airways Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore
SpiceJet Delhi (begins 30 October 2016)[7]
Supreme Airlines Jaipur (begins 1st October 2016)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (jsp). Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ List of busiest airports in India by passenger traffic
  3. ^ The History of the Jodhpur Flying Club, CGPublishing, retrieved 30 November 2011 
  4. ^ "South Asia's Most Powerful Air Base At Jodhpur". Defence News. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 30 Novemberber 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Side Show in the South-Western Sector". Bharat Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "AAI website". Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "SpiceJet Schedule: Delhi-Jodhpur". Retrieved 18 September 2016. 

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