Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport

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Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport
लाल बहादुर शास्त्री हवाई अड्डा
لال بہادر شاستری ہوائی اڈا
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Varanasi, India
Elevation AMSL 266 ft / 81 m
Coordinates 25°27′08″N 082°51′34″E / 25.45222°N 82.85944°E / 25.45222; 82.85944Coordinates: 25°27′08″N 082°51′34″E / 25.45222°N 82.85944°E / 25.45222; 82.85944
Map
VNS is located in Uttar Pradesh
VNS
VNS
VNS is located in India
VNS
VNS
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 9,006 2,745 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2015-March 2016)
Passenger movements 1,383,982(Increase35.7%)
Aircraft movements 8,801(Increase9.5%)
Cargo tonnage 662(Increase63.9%)
Source: AAI,[1]

Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport[2] or Varanasi Airport (IATA: VNSICAO: VEBN) is a public airport located at Babatpur[3] 26 km (16 mi) northwest of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Formerly known as Varanasi Airport, it was officially renamed after Lal Bahadur Shastri in October 2005.[4]

History[edit]

The airport was granted international status by the Union Cabinet on 4 October 2012.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Agra, Bhubaneswar, Gaya, Delhi, Mumbai, Khajuraho, Kolkata, Yangon
Air India Express Sharjah
Buddha Air Kathmandu
IndiGo Bengaluru, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram
Jet Airways
operated by JetKonnect
Delhi, Khajuraho
SpiceJet Bengaluru,[6] Delhi, Hyderabad,[6] Mumbai,[6] Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada(starts 19th February 2017)
SriLankan Airlines Colombo
Thai Smile Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Vistara Delhi[7][8] Mumbai (Suspends all operation from March 1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (jsp). Aai.aero. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/varanasi_generalinfo.jsp
  3. ^ "Airports Authority of India". Airports Authority of India. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Varanasi Airport renamed". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 20 October 2005. 
  5. ^ TNN Oct 4, 2012 (2012-10-04). "Cabinet grants international airport status to five airports". ET. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  6. ^ a b c "SpiceJet Adds New Flights and Frequencies Starting October 15, Including First Direct (non-stop) Flights Connecting Varanasi to Mumbai and Hyderabad". Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Vistara airline opens sales office in Dubai". Business Standard. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Vistara's Grand opening in Dubai". Aviator Flight. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 

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