Purnea Airport

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Purnea Airport
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorIndian Air Force
LocationChunapur, Purnia
Elevation AMSL129 ft / 39 m
Coordinates25°45′35″N 087°24′36″E / 25.75972°N 87.41000°E / 25.75972; 87.41000Coordinates: 25°45′35″N 087°24′36″E / 25.75972°N 87.41000°E / 25.75972; 87.41000
Map
VEPU is located in Bihar
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Location in Bihar
VEPU is located in India
VEPU
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Location in India
VEPU is located in Asia
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Location in Asia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 8,700 2,652 Concrete

Purnea Airport (IATA: PUI, ICAO: VEPU) is located near Purnia in the state of Bihar, India

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Spirit Air Private Limited, in association with Bangalore-based Door to Door Services Limited (DTDS), started[1] non-scheduled flight services on Patna-Purnea and Purnea-Calcutta routes, flying twice a week to Kolkata and Patna.The flight takes 50 minutes to fly from Purnea to Patna.[2]

Recent Development[edit]

It has been selected in UDAN scheme of the Government of India. Airport Authority of India has given official nod for flight operations. So, the Government of Bihar has acquired 50 acres land for the construction of a passenger terminal, VVIP lounge, cargo terminal and 3 acres for road connectivity. Runway is being expanded to facilitate landing of multiple flights. It will benefit the people of Kosi region, especially Saharsa, Supaul, Madhepura, Purnia, Katihar, Araria and Kishanganj

See also[edit]

References[edit]

3. Alok chandra (5 October 2016).bihar-largest-international-airport-will-built-in-purnia- Dainik Bhaskar

4 20 July 2018.bhagalpur-air-services-will-start-soon-in-purnia-.Dainik Jagaran