Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport

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Jai Prakash Narayan Airport
Patna Airport

जय प्रकाश नारायण हवाई अड्डा
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Patna, India
Elevation AMSL 170 ft / 52 m
Coordinates 25°35′37″N 085°05′31″E / 25.59361°N 85.09194°E / 25.59361; 85.09194Coordinates: 25°35′37″N 085°05′31″E / 25.59361°N 85.09194°E / 25.59361; 85.09194
PAT is located in Bihar
PAT is located in India
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,954 6,410 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passenger movements 1,154,685(Increase10.58%)
Aircraft movements 10,304
Cargo tonnage 5,296
Source: AAI,[1][2]

Jai Prakash Narayan Domestic Airport (IATA: PATICAO: VEPT) is located 5 kilometres (2.7 NM) southwest of Patna, the capital of state of Bihar in India.[3] It is the 23rd busiest airport in India, and the annual passenger traffic increased by 32 per cent in the 2015-16.[4] The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has proposed to extend the terminal over an area of 11.5 acres for sustaining air operations at least till 2035. A new terminal building would be constructed and connected to the existing building via skybridge. In addition, the AAI has planned to develop a civil enclave at Bihta Air Force Station, 20 kilometres away from Patna, to cater to larger aircraft.[4]


The airport covers an area of 254 acres (103 ha) and resides at an elevation of 170 feet (52 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 07/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,954 by 45 metres (6,411 ft × 148 ft).[5][6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi
GoAir Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ranchi
IndiGo Bangalore,Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Ranchi, Raipur, (begins 15 Nov 2016)
Jet Airways Delhi, Kolkata


Airlines Destinations
Blue Dart Aviation Delhi

Ground transportation[edit]

Private taxis and prepaid autorickshaw services are available to and from the airport.[7]


On 17 July 2000, Alliance Air Flight 7412 crashed near the airport, killing 60 people.[8]


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