Pathankot Airport

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Pathankot Airport
Airport type Civil
Owner Government of India
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Pathankot
Location Pathankot, Punjab, India
Opened November 21, 2006
Elevation AMSL 310 m / 1,017 ft
Coordinates 32°14′01″N 075°38′04″E / 32.23361°N 75.63444°E / 32.23361; 75.63444Coordinates: 32°14′01″N 075°38′04″E / 32.23361°N 75.63444°E / 32.23361; 75.63444
IXP is located in India
Location of airport in India
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,734 8,970 Asphalt

Pathankot Airport[1] (IATA: IXP, ICAO: VIPK) is a Civil (Domestic) Airport. It is 3 km from the nearest city Pathankot and 7 km from Pathankot Railway Station, located on the Pathankot – Majra Road. Pathankot airport serves national flights only. The airport, spread over an area of approximately 75 acres, is not well connected by public transport; only cabs are available.

Pathankot Airport was inaugurated by Mr. Praful Patel, the then Aviation minister of India, on 21 November 2006.[2] The facility was made possible by the efforts of Gurdaspur Member of Parliament and Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna,[3] who had planned to make Pathankot a tourist destination and industrial hub.[4]

Current Status[edit]

No scheduled Commercial flights are currently operated from the airport.[5][6]

Commercial flights are likely to be resumed on September 30, 2017 [7][8] by Alliance Air [9], the regional subsidiary of Air India under the Regional Connectivity Scheme.