Jorhat Airport

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Jorhat Airport

Rowriah Airport
Summary
Airport typeCivil Enclave
Owner/OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesJorhat, Golaghat (Assam)
LocationJorhat
Elevation AMSL311 ft / 95 m
Coordinates26°43′54″N 094°10′32″E / 26.73167°N 94.17556°E / 26.73167; 94.17556
Map
JRH is located in Assam
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Location in Assam
JRH is located in India
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JRH (India)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 9,000 2,743 Concrete

Jorhat Airport (IATA: JRH, ICAO: VEJT) also known as Rowriah Airport is located at Rowriah, 7 kilometres south-west of Jorhat city in Assam, India .[1]

History[edit]

It was established in early 1950s and commonly known as Rowriah Airport because it is located at Rowriah area of the city. Jorhat AFS is the Indian Air Force's first air base in the East. It is primarily a transport base for launching aircraft that carry out airdrops in the Naga Hills in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

It is equipped with two squadrons of An-32 transport aircraft and air logistics are provided from Jorhat to the Kameng, Subansiri, Siang, Lohit and Tirap districts of Arunachal Pradesh.[2]

Expansion[edit]

On 8 February 2022, Govt of Assam cabinet has approved the sanction of Rs 156 crore for the acquisition of private land to facilitate the expansion of Jorhat Airport.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at JRH airport. See source Wikidata query.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinationsRefs.
IndiGo Guwahati, Kolkata[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Our Special Correspondent (14 August 2011). "Leopard fear grips Jorhat IAF station". Telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Challenging Sorties". Vayu-sena.tripod.com. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Assam Cabinet approves Jorhat airport expansion". constructionbusinesstoday.com. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Flight Schedule for Domestic & International Flights". IndiGo. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  5. ^ "IndiGo Announces New Destinations, Adds 16 New Flights. Details Here". NDTV.com. Retrieved 13 June 2018.

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