Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport

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Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport
Outside view of terminal building at patna airport.png
The terminal building.
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Patna, Bihar, India
Elevation AMSL 52 m / 170 ft
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
Map
PAT is located in Bihar
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PAT is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,000 6,561 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2016 - March 2017)
Passengers 2,112,150 (Increase33.3%)
Aircraft movements 15,508 (Increase11.2%)
Cargo tonnage 6,591 (Increase49.3%)
Source: AAI[1][2][3]

Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport (IATA: PATICAO: VEPT) is located 5 kilometres (2.7 NM) southwest of Patna, the capital of state of Bihar in India.[4] It is the 16th busiest airport in India, and the annual passenger traffic increased by 32 per cent in the 2015-16.[5] 13 acres of land near the Patna airport will be used for construction of a world-class two-storey terminal building, and in lieu of that 11.35 acre of land in Anisabad, Patna will be transferred to Bihar Government by Airports Authority of India.[6] The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has proposed to extend the terminal for sustaining air operations at least till 2035 and handle 30 lakh passengers per annum. 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.[5] In October 2016, Bihar cabinet approved the Patna master plan which envisages development of a new airport at Bihta.[7] Bihar government is acquiring 126 acres of land for construction of the new airport.[8] Against the length of runway of 2,286m, only 1,954m remains available for flights take-offs because of location constraints. The area of terminal building will be increased from the existing 7,200 square metres to 57,000 square metres.[9] The new terminal building of Patna Airport will be a two-storey structure, equipped with six aerobridges and an apron area to park 14 aircraft at any given time. At present, the airport has the capacity to park only four aircraft. Several existing buildings in and around Patna airport premises, including the Airport Colony and IAS Bhavan, will be demolished for the expansion work. Besides, several utility buildings, including the meteorological centre and Bihar Flying Club, will be shifted and a new ATC tower will be constructed adjacent to Birla Institute of Technology, Patna campus.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers an area of 261 acres (106 ha) and is 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).[10][11]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi
Alliance Air Lucknow, Dehradun, Bhopal
GoAir Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ranchi, Srinagar
IndiGo Bangalore, Chennai (Begins 1 February 2018), Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Raipur, Ranchi, Varanasi (Begins 1 February 2018)
Jet Airways Delhi, Mumbai
Spicejet Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Surat

Incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2017: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 27 April 2017. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2017: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 27 April 2017. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2017: Annexure-IV" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 27 April 2017. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Airport takes big leap.." 
  5. ^ a b "Bihta gets bigger wings". The Telegraph. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Centre OKs land transfer for airport building expansion". 
  7. ^ Share on FacebookShare on Twitter. "Cabinet OKs Patna master plan, paves way for big bulidings, new airport - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  8. ^ "Land identified to make Bihta airport operational for flyers". 
  9. ^ "Patna airport set for a makeover in 3 years". 
  10. ^ "Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport: Technical Information". Airports Authority of India. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  11. ^ Airport information for VEPT from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  12. ^ {{ASN accident|id=20000717-0}}

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