Srinagar Airport

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Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport
IATA: SXRICAO: VISR
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Airports Authority of India / Indian Air Force
Serves Srinagar
Location Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Elevation AMSL 1,655 m / 5,429 ft
Coordinates 33°59′13.7″N 074°46′27.3″E / 33.987139°N 74.774250°E / 33.987139; 74.774250Coordinates: 33°59′13.7″N 074°46′27.3″E / 33.987139°N 74.774250°E / 33.987139; 74.774250
Map
SXR is located in Jammu and Kashmir
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SXR is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,685 12,090 Asphalt
Statistics (2014-15)
Passenger movements 2,040,808 (Increase1.9%)
Aircraft movements 14,828 (Decrease3.0%)
Cargo tonnage 5,636 (Increase51.4%)
Source: AAI[1][2][3]

Srinagar International Airport (IATA: SXRICAO: VISR), also known as Sheikh ul Alam Airport (after a 15th-century Kashmiri mystic Sheikh Noor-ud-din Wali), is an international airport in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

History[edit]

The airport had been declared international by the Government of India in 2005 and the work on its up-gradation and refurbishing of the terminal building started soon after. The new integrated terminal building has been beautifully designed keeping in view the environs of the valley. Spread over an area of about 20,000 sq. mtrs, the building has central heating and air conditioning, besides flight information display system, CCTV for surveillance, checking counters, baggage carousals, public address system, departure conveyor system and capacity to handle 500 domestic and 450 international passengers. The building has 16 check-in counters, 8 baggage scanners, 16 immigration and 8 custom counters besides four conveyor belts. The expansion of the apron has been designed to cater for parking of nine aircraft and strengthening it for parking B-747- type aircraft. The airport was granted international status by the Union Cabinet on 27 January 2005.[4] The airport had undergone extensive renovations, including improving the runway, a new terminal for departure and arrival, air bridges and other operational facilities, and was inaugurated on 14 February 2009 by an Air India domestic flight from Delhi.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Jet Airways Boeing 737-700 with new livery at Srinagar Airport in 2015
Passenger
Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Goa, Jammu, Leh, Mumbai, Jeddah
GoAir Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai
IndiGo Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai
Jet Airways Delhi, Jammu, Visakhapatnam
SpiceJet Amritsar, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa,[5] Jammu, Mumbai
Vistara Delhi, Goa, Jammu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic stats 2015" (PDF). AAI. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Traffic stats 2015" (PDF). AAI. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Traffic stats 2015" (PDF). AAI. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Srinagar airport gets international status". 27 January 2005. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "SpiceJet flight schedule". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 

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