Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport

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Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
The facade of Varanasi Airport, Varanasi.jpg

IATA: VNSICAO: VIBN

VNS is located in Uttar Pradesh
VNS
VNS
Location of airport in Uttar Pradesh
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; 82.85944
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 9,006 2,745 Asphalt
Statistics (2014-15)
Passenger movements 1,019,973(Increase23.4%)
Aircraft movements 8,801(Increase9.5%)
Cargo tonnage 662(Increase63.9%)
Source: AAI,[1][2]

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport[3] or Varanasi International Airport (IATA: VNSICAO: VIBN) is a public airport located at Babatpur[4] 18 km (11 mi) northwest of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Varanasi Airport was officially renamed as Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in October 2005.[5]

History[edit]

The airport was granted international status by the Union Cabinet on 4 October 2012.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Kathmandu, Mumbai, Khajuraho
Buddha Air Kathmandu
IndiGo Delhi, Mumbai
Jet Airways
operated by JetKonnect
Delhi
SpiceJet Delhi
SriLankan Airlines
operated by Mihin Lanka
Colombo
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Ventura Air Connect Charter: Lucknow, Muirpur, Satna

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (JSP). Aai.aero. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS". Aai.aero. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/varanasi_generalinfo.jsp
  4. ^ "Airports Authority of India". Airports Authority of India. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Varanasi Airport renamed". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 20 October 2005. 
  6. ^ TNN Oct 4, 2012 (2012-10-04). "Cabinet grants international airport status to five airports". ET. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 

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