Shimla Airport

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Shimla Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of India
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesShimla
LocationJubbarhatti, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL1,546 m / 5,072 ft
Coordinates31°4′54″N 77°4′5″E / 31.08167°N 77.06806°E / 31.08167; 77.06806Coordinates: 31°4′54″N 77°4′5″E / 31.08167°N 77.06806°E / 31.08167; 77.06806
Map
SLV is located in Himachal Pradesh
SLV
SLV
Location of the airport in Himachal Pradesh
SLV is located in India
SLV
SLV
SLV (India)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,230 4,035 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2021 - March 2022)
Passengers

Aircraft movement

Cargo tonnage
1,002 (Increase 65.3%)

1,894 (Increase 88.3%)

Source: AAI[1][2][3]

Shimla Airport (IATA: SLV, ICAO: VISM) is a regional airport located in Jubbarhatti, 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Shimla, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Kingfisher Airlines used to operate the sole daily flight from Delhi, but could not carry more than 28 passengers on its return journey because of load restrictions imposed on the aircraft due to Shimla's high altitude.[4] It ceased operations to Shimla in September 2012.

On April 27, 2017, commercial service was resumed by Alliance Air but then suspended it on March 2020. The airline was expected to resume the service from 15 August 2022,[5][6] but was delayed again due to some problems with the airline. The airline finally resumed the flight service to Delhi on 26 September 2022.[7] Alongside the airline, helicopter service is also provided by Pawan Hans.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Alliance Air Delhi,[9] Dharamshala (begins 9 December 2022),[10] Kullu (begins 10 December 2022)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annexure III - Passenger Data" (PDF). www.aai.aero. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Annexure II - Aircraft Movement Data" (PDF). www.aai.aero. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Annexure IV - Freight Movement Data" (PDF). www.aai.aero. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Flight to safety". The Indian Express. 20 June 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  5. ^ "PM Modi inaugurates maiden Shimla-New Delhi flight under UDAN scheme". Hindustan Times. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  6. ^ "India's Alliance Air Outlines Route Plans For ATR 42-600s – Smart Aviation Asia-Pacific". Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  7. ^ Bisht, Gaurav (26 September 2022). "Delhi-Shimla daily flight resumes after two years". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  8. ^ "New heli-taxi service between Shimla and Chandigarh launched; travel time cut short to just 20 minutes- Technology News, Firstpost". Tech2. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  9. ^ Bisht, Gaurav (26 September 2022). "Delhi-Shimla daily flight resumes after two years". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  10. ^ a b "From Dec 9, fly to Kullu, Dharamshala from Shimla". The Indian Express. 4 December 2022. Retrieved 4 December 2022.

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