Shillong Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Umroi Airport
Shillong Airport terminal building.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesShillong, Meghalaya, India
LocationUmroi
Elevation AMSL887 m / 2,910 ft
Coordinates25°42′13″N 091°58′43″E / 25.70361°N 91.97861°E / 25.70361; 91.97861Coordinates: 25°42′13″N 091°58′43″E / 25.70361°N 91.97861°E / 25.70361; 91.97861
Websiteaai.aero/allAirports/shillong
Map
Shillong is located in Meghalaya
Shillong
Shillong
Location of Airport in India
Shillong is located in India
Shillong
Shillong
Shillong (India)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,829 6,000 Concrete

Shillong Airport, (IATA: SHL, ICAO: VEBI) also known as Umroi Airport, is a civilian airport located at Umroi, 30 km (19 mi) from Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

The airport was constructed in the mid-1960s and became operational in the mid-1970s. Land measuring 224.16 acres was acquired for expansion of the airport in 2009. The work commenced in June 2009 and was completed in May 2010.[1] The new terminal building, built at a cost of Rs. 30 crore, was inaugurated in June 2011.[2]

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been allotted land for the further expansion of the airport.[3] The present 6,000 ft runway that can support an ATR-42 aircraft will be extended to about 8,000 feet to facilitate operation of narrow body jet aircraft like Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. The apron for parking of two such jet aircraft and a refuelling station will also be built.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinationsRefs.
Alliance Air Kolkata
IndiGo Kolkata [5]
SpicejetDurgapur(begins August 2019) [6]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expansion of Air Connectivity in North-East". Pib.nic.in. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Shillong airport's new terminal to open on Saturday". The Economic Times. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Land handed over to AAI for Umroi Airport expansion work". The Shillong Times. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Defence ministry refuses to give land for Shillong airport". Daily News & Analysis. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Three new flights to Raipur, Shillong from Kolkata | Kolkata News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "অন্ডাল-মুম্বই রুটে চালু উড়ান, ভালো সাড়া মিলল প্রথম দিন - very nice response on andal to mumbai flight at west bengal bardhaman kazi nazrul islam airport". Eisamay (in Bengali).

External links[edit]