Shimla Airport

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Shimla Airport
शिमला विमानपत्तन
Śimalā Vimānapattana
Shimla Airport ouside view.JPG
Airport type Public
Owner Government of India
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Shimla
Location Jabarhatti, Himachal Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL 5,072 ft / 1,546 m
Coordinates 31°4′54″N 77°4′5″E / 31.08167°N 77.06806°E / 31.08167; 77.06806
SLV is located in India
Location in India
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 4,035 1,230 Asphalt

Shimla Airport (IATA: SLVICAO: VISM) is an airport located in Jabarhatti, 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.[3][4]

Normal operations resumed from 9 June 2016[5]


  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. ^ "Kingfisher shuts down operation in Himachal". Hindustan Times. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Three airports, Zero flights – Unforgettable Himachal". Hill Post. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Shimla airport to restart regular flights from June 9 - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2016-06-09.