Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport

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Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi
लाल बहादुर शास्त्री अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा
The facade of Varanasi Airport, Varanasi.jpg
IATA: VNSICAO: VEBN
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Varanasi, India
Elevation AMSL 266 ft / 81 m
Coordinates 25°27′08″N 082°51′34″E / 25.45222°N 82.85944°E / 25.45222; 82.85944
Map
VNS is located in Uttar Pradesh
VNS
VNS
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 9,006 2,745 Asphalt
Statistics (2014-15)
Passenger movements 1,019,973(Increase23.4%)
Aircraft movements 8,801(Increase9.5%)
Cargo tonnage 662(Increase63.9%)
Source: AAI,[1]

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport[2] or Varanasi International Airport (IATA: VNSICAO: VEBN) is a public airport located at Babatpur[3] 26 km (16 mi) northwest of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Formerly known as Varanasi Airport, it was officially renamed Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in October 2005.[4]

History[edit]

The airport was granted international status by the Union Cabinet on 4 October 2012.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Agra, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Mumbai, Kathmandu, Khajuraho
Air India Express Sharjah[6]
Buddha Air Kathmandu
IndiGo Delhi, Goa,[7] Kolkata[7] Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Jet Airways
operated by JetKonnect
Delhi, Khajuraho
SpiceJet Bengaluru,[8] Delhi, Hyderabad,[8] Mumbai[8]
SriLankan Airlines
operated by Mihin Lanka
Seasonal: Colombo
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Thai AirAsia Charter: Bangkok-Don Mueang (begins 15 February 2016)[9]
Vistara Delhi[10][11] Ahmedabad

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