Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport

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Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport
Patna Airport

जय प्रकाश नारायण हवाई अड्डा.


PAT is located in Bihar
Location of airport in India
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; 85.09194
Website http://www.patnaairport.com
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]

Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport[3] (IATA: PATICAO: VEPT), also known as Jaiprakash Narayan Airport, Patna[4] is an airport located 5 kilometres (2.7 NM)[3] southwest of Patna, the capital of state of Bihar in India. According to the statistics released by the Airports Authority of India, the agency responsible for the airport, it is the 21st busiest airport in India, and domestic traffic is growing rapidly.It is classified as a Restricted International Airport by AAI. Due to a lots of development work in Bihar, the AAI has planned to open a new International airport in Bihta near Patna.


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).[3][5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Private Charter & Helicopter Services are also being provided by Atom Aviation Services at Patna airport.[6] The following airlines provide passenger service to destinations in India:[7]


Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi
GoAir Bangalore (begins 27 March 2016), Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai
IndiGo Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Ranchi
Jet Airways Delhi, Kolkata
Spirit Air Charter: Purnea, Kolkata, Raxaul


Airlines Destinations
Blue Dart Aviation Delhi

Ground transportation[edit]


Private taxis are available for hire. Recently, prepaid auto services started. operated by an all-women crew.[8]


The closest Indian Railways station is Patna Junction. In vicinity is the newly built Patliputra Junction.[9]


On 17 July 2000, Alliance Air Flight 7412 crashed near the airport, killing 60 people.[10]


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