Jodhpur Airport

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Jodhpur Airport
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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 (2014)
Passenger movements 308,982(Increase1.74%)
Aircraft movements 3,038
Cargo tonnage 13
Source: AAI,[1][2]

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.

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.[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]

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.[6]

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 January 2017, the following airlines serve Jodhpur Airport:

Airlines Destinations Ref.
Air India Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai [7]
Jet Airways Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai [8]
SpiceJet Delhi (begins 29 October 2017) [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (jsp). Aai.aero. 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 Rakshak.com. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "AAI website". Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Timetable" (PDF). Air India. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Jet Airways flight schedules". Jet Airways. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "SpiceJet flight schedules: Domestic". SpiceJet. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 

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