Shimla Airport

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Shimla Airport
शिमला विमानपत्तन
Śimalā Vimānapattana
Shimla Airport ouside view.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of India
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Shimla
Location Jubberhatti, Himachal Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL 1,546 m / 5,072 ft
Coordinates 31°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 India
SLV
SLV
Location in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,230 4,035 Asphalt

Shimla Airport (IATA: SLVICAO: VISM) is an airport located in Jubberhatti, 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Shimla in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

The airport was constructed by cutting down a mountaintop and leveling the area to form the single runway.[1] The small apron has space for two small aircraft (Dornier Do 228) to park simultaneously. The small terminal can handle 50 persons for arriving flights, but only 40 for departing flights.[2]

Kingfisher Airlines, operating the sole daily flight from Delhi, 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.[1] It ceased operations to Shimla in September 2012.

Commercial operations were resumed by Alliance Air, the regional subsidiary of Air India from 27 April 2017.[3][4][5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alliance Air Delhi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Flight to safety". The Indian Express. 20 June 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Shimla Airport". Airports Authority of India. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Now, fly Delhi to Shimla at Rs 1,920". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 21 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "PM Modi flags off Shimla-Delhi flight; Udan regional connectivity scheme takes off". Firstpost. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Anish Phadnis (27 April 2017). "Udan: Modi to flag off first RCS flight from Shimla today". Business Standard. Retrieved 27 April 2017.