Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport

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Jay Prakash Narayan Airport
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Patna Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport Terminal View
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
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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 18th 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 Aneesabad, 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.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers an area of 254 acres (103 ha) and resides 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).[9][10]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi
GoAir Bangalore, Chennai (resumes on 29 July 2017), Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ranchi, Srinagar
IndiGo Bangalore, Delhi, Goa, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Raipur, Ranchi
Jet Airways Delhi
Spicejet Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Surat (all except Delhi begin 1 July 2017, the latter begins 10 July 2017) [11]

Incidents[edit]

On 17 July 2000, Alliance Air Flight 7412 crashed near the airport, killing 60 people.[12]

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