Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport

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Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi
लाल बहादुर शास्त्री अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा
The facade of Varanasi Airport, Varanasi.jpg
IATA: VNSICAO: VEBN
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 (2014-15)
Passenger movements 1,019,973(Increase23.4%)
Aircraft movements 8,801(Increase9.5%)
Cargo tonnage 662(Increase63.9%)
Source: AAI,[1]

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport[2] or Varanasi International 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 Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport 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 (resumes 1 October 2016), Bhubaneswar, Gaya, Delhi, Mumbai, Khajuraho
Air India Express Sharjah
Buddha Air Kathmandu
IndiGo Bengaluru, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai,
Jet Airways
operated by JetKonnect
Delhi, Khajuraho
SpiceJet Bengaluru,[6] Delhi, Hyderabad,[6] Mumbai[6]
SriLankan Airlines
operated by Mihin Lanka
Seasonal: Colombo
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Thai AirAsia Charter: Bangkok-Don Mueang [7]
Vistara Delhi[8][9] Mumbai

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. ^ "Thai AirAsia Adds Schedules India Charter Flights from Feb 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Vistara airline opens sales office in Dubai". Business Standard. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Vistara’s Grand opening in Dubai". Aviator Flight. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 

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