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Jai Prakash Narayan Airport
Patna Airport

जय प्रकाश नारायण हवाई अड्डा
IATA: PATICAO: VEPT
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Patna, India
Elevation AMSL 170 ft / 52 m
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
Map
PAT is located in Bihar
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PAT is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,954 6,410 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passenger movements 1,154,685(Increase10.58%)
Aircraft movements 10,304
Cargo tonnage 5,296
Source: AAI,[1][2]

Jai Prakash Narayan Domestic Airport (IATA: PATICAO: VEPT) is located 5 kilometres (2.7 NM) southwest of Patna, the capital of state of Bihar in India.[3] It is the 23rd busiest airport in India, and the annual passenger traffic increased by 32 per cent in the 2015-16.[4] The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has proposed to extend the terminal over an area of 11.5 acres for sustaining air operations at least till 2035. 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.[4]

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).[5][6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi
GoAir Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ranchi
indigo Bangalore, Delhi, Goa, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Ranchi
Jet Airways Delhi, Kolkata

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Blue Dart Aviation Delhi

Ground transportation[edit]

Private taxis and prepaid autorickshaw services are available to and from the airport.[7]

Incidents[edit]

On 17 July 2000, Alliance Air Flight 7412 crashed near the airport, killing 60 people.[8]

References[edit]

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