Pathankot Airport

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Pathankot Airport
Airport typeCivil
OwnerGovernment of India
OperatorAirports Authority of India
LocationPathankot, Punjab, India
Opened21 November 2006
Elevation AMSL310 m / 1,017 ft
Coordinates32°14′01″N 075°38′04″E / 32.23361°N 75.63444°E / 32.23361; 75.63444Coordinates: 32°14′01″N 075°38′04″E / 32.23361°N 75.63444°E / 32.23361; 75.63444
IXP is located in Punjab
Location of airport in India
IXP is located in India
IXP (India)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,734 8,970 Asphalt

Pathankot Airport [1] (IATA: IXP, ICAO: VIPK) is a civil (domestic) airport, 3 km from the nearest city Pathankot and 7 km from Pathankot Railway Station, located on the Pathankot – Majra Road. Pathankot airport serves national flights only. The airport, spread over an area of approximately 75 acres, is not well connected by public transport; only cabs are available.

Pathankot Airport was inaugurated by Mr. Praful Patel, the then Aviation Minister of India, on 21 November 2006.[2] The facility was made possible by the efforts of Gurdaspur Member of Parliament and Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna,[3] who had planned to make Pathankot a tourist destination and industrial hub.[4]

Commercial flights were resumed on April 05, 2018[5] after a hiatus of nearly seven years.[6][7] by Alliance Air, the regional subsidiary of Air India under the Regional Connectivity Scheme.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Alliance AirDelhi [9]


  1. ^ "Ludhiana to Cooch Behar: An Inside Look at India's Ghost Airports".
  2. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Punjab".
  3. ^ "Vinod Khanna - National Portal of India".
  4. ^ "Pathankot airport plain empty". 14 October 2013.
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