Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport

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Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi
लाल बहादुर शास्त्री हवाई अड्डे
The facade of Varanasi Airport, Varanasi.jpg

IATA: VNSICAO: VEBN

VNS is located in Uttar Pradesh
VNS
VNS
Location of airport in Uttar Pradesh
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
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%)

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport[3] or Varanasi International Airport (IATA: VNSICAO: VEBN) is a public airport located at Babatpur[4] 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.[5]

History[edit]

The airport was granted international status by the Union Cabinet on 4 October 2012.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Kathmandu, Mumbai, Khajuraho
Air India Express Sharjah[7]
Buddha Air Kathmandu
IndiGo Bengaluru, Delhi, Goa (begins 1 September 2015),[8] Kolkata (begins 1 September 2015),[8] Mumbai
Jet Airways
operated by JetKonnect
Delhi, Khajuraho
SpiceJet Bengaluru (resumes 15 October 2015),[9] Delhi, Hyderabad (resumes 15 October 2015),[9] Mumbai (resumes 15 October 2015)[9]
SriLankan Airlines
operated by Mihin Lanka
Seasonal: Colombo
Thai Airways Seasonal: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Ventura Air Connect Charter: Lucknow, Muirpur, Satna

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