Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport

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Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
लाल बहादुर शास्त्री अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा
لال بہادر شاستری بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈا
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; 82.85944Coordinates: 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
VNS is located in India
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 (resumes 1 October 2016), Bhubaneswar, Gaya, Delhi, Mumbai, Khajuraho
Air India Express Sharjah
Buddha Air Kathmandu
IndiGo Bengaluru, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai,
Jet Airways
operated by JetKonnect
Delhi, Khajuraho, Mumbai
SpiceJet Bengaluru,[6] Delhi, Hyderabad,[6] Mumbai[6]
SriLankan Airlines
operated by Mihin Lanka
Seasonal: Colombo
Thai AirAsia Charter: Bangkok-Don Mueang
Thai Airways
operated by Thai Smile
Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi (begins 1 October 2016),[7]
Vistara Delhi[8][9] Mumbai

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (jsp). Aai.aero. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/varanasi_generalinfo.jsp
  3. ^ "Airports Authority of India". Airports Authority of India. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Varanasi Airport renamed". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 20 October 2005. 
  5. ^ TNN Oct 4, 2012 (2012-10-04). "Cabinet grants international airport status to five airports". ET. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  6. ^ a b c "SpiceJet Adds New Flights and Frequencies Starting October 15, Including First Direct (non-stop) Flights Connecting Varanasi to Mumbai and Hyderabad". Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Thai-Smile-spreads-wings-to-four-cities-in-India-30296056.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Vistara airline opens sales office in Dubai". Business Standard. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Vistara's Grand opening in Dubai". Aviator Flight. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 

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