Sahnewal Airport

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Ludhiana Airport
ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ ਹਵਾਈ ਅੱਡਾ
Ludhiāṇā Havāī Aḍḍā
IATA: LUHICAO: VILD
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner govt
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Ludhiana
Location Sahnewal
Elevation AMSL 834 ft / 254 m
Coordinates 30°51′17″N 075°57′09″E / 30.85472°N 75.95250°E / 30.85472; 75.95250
Website aai.aero/allAirports/ludhiana
Map
LUH is located in India
LUH
LUH
Location of airport in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 4.800 1,463 Asphalt

Sahnewal Airport, (IATA: LUHICAO: VILD) also known as Ludhiana Airport, is the local airport serving the city of Ludhiana in Punjab. It is located near the town of Sahnewal, 5 km (3.1 mi) southeast of Ludhiana on the Grand Trunk Road.

The Airport is spread over more than 130 acres. The current airport arrival/departure halls can accommodate 40 passengers. [1] Air India Regional, which used to operate an ATR-42 aircraft to Delhi, ceased operating the service in 2014.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No Scheduled Commercial operations.

Ludhiana Aerotropolis[edit]

An Aerotropolis is being planned for Ludhiana. The previous Congress government of the state had proposed an airport in the city. Their proposal had included the suggestion of an airport first at Ladhowal and then it would be gradually expanded to the Halwara air force base for trying to accommodate passenger flights. The Ludhiana Aerotropolis at Machhiwara is the country's second after the one at Durgapur. The Ludhiana Aerotropolis would be spread over 3,500 acres (1,416 ha), and about 2,500 acres (1,012 ha) of this area would be developed in the first phase at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore. This would also include the process of land acquisition and construction of the airport. Bengal Aerotropolis had earlier signed a MoU with PSIDC for setting up an airport in Punjab, which also acted as the project facilitator for them. They have already tied up with Singapore's Changi Airports International Pvt. Ltd for development and planning of the project.[2]kldjADL

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/ludhiana.jsp Airport website
  2. ^ "Feasibility report on Ludhiana airport". Times of India. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 

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