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 India
Location of airport in India
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,734 8,970 Asphalt

Pathankot Airport [1][2] (IATA: IXP, ICAO: VIPK) is a Civil (Domestic) Airport. It is 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.[3] The facility was made possible by the efforts of Gurdaspur Member of Parliament and Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna,[4] who had planned to make Pathankot a tourist destination and industrial hub.[5]

Commercial flights have been resumed on 05 April 2018 after a hiatus of nearly Seven years [6] [7] [8] by Alliance Air, the regional subsidiary of Air India under the Regional Connectivity Scheme [9].

To be operated Three days a week i.e Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, flights will depart at 12:10 pm from Delhi and reach Pathankot at 01:40 pm. On the same day, it will depart at 02.00 pm from Pathankot and will return to Delhi at 03.30 pm. Alliance Air has deployed a 46 seater [10] aircraft on the sector. With half the total aircraft capacity set aside under the Regional Connectivity Scheme, Approximately 23 seats are available at the discounted fare of Rs. 2,640, inclusive of taxes.

Contact Details:

Station Manager (Alliance Air ): Ena Sabikhi 0186-2239802

Office: 0186-2236813

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Alliance AirDelhi[citation needed]


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