Pasighat Airport

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Pasighat Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Pasighat
Elevation AMSL 514 ft / 157 m
Coordinates 28°06′00″N 095°23′00″E / 28.10000°N 95.38333°E / 28.10000; 95.38333Coordinates: 28°06′00″N 095°23′00″E / 28.10000°N 95.38333°E / 28.10000; 95.38333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 3,300 1,006 N/A

Pasighat Airport or Passighat Airport (IATA: IXTICAO: VEPG) is located at Pasighat in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India.

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An airstrip was laid down during the Sino-Indian War of 1962 and has seen little use since then. The airport is operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). A helicopter service on behalf of the Arunachal Pradesh government is operated by Pawan Hans between Pasighat and various regional stations.[1]

In August 2016 three Sukhoi Su-30 air superiority fighters of the Indian Air Force landed at the airport after a runway upgrade. Plans are for the runway to be extended so that transport aircraft can also use the airport.[2]

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