Kanpur Airport

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Ganesh Shankar Vidharathi Airport[1]
Kanpur Airport.jpg
Airport typeCivil Enclave
OwnerIndian Air Force
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesKanpur metropolitan areaKanpur divisionBundelkhand
LocationChakeri, Kanpur, India
Elevation AMSL410 ft / 126 m
Coordinates26°24′10″N 80°24′44″E / 26.40278°N 80.41222°E / 26.40278; 80.41222
KNU is located in Uttar Pradesh
KNU is located in India
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 (common use) 12,000 3,657 Asphalt
01/19 (not for civil use) 4,105 1,251 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (April 2018 - March 2019)
Passengers116,168 (Increase 507%)
Aircraft movements1,050 (Increase 311%)
Sources: AAI[2][3]

Kanpur Airport (IATA: KNU, ICAO: VIKA)[1][4], proposed to be renamed Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Airport[1][5], is a domestic airport that was originally designated for the Indian Air Force in Chakeri, India. The airport is 17 kilometres east of city center and serves Kanpur metropolitan area as well as adjoining districts.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

SpiceJetAhmedabad (Begins 25th September 2019), Delhi, Dharamshala, Mumbai[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Indian airports and the name game". India Today. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of Feb 2019: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 10 February 2019. p. 4. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Traffic News for the month of Feb 2019: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 10 February 2019. p. 4. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Kanpur (Chakeri) Airport, Airport Authority of India" (PDF). p. 4. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Kanpur airport to be named after Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi: Yogi Adityanath". The Economic Times. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  6. ^ "SpiceJet flight schedules". Official Website of SpiceJet. Retrieved 11 September 2018.

External links[edit]

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