Yavatmal Airport

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Yavatmal Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerMaharashtra Industrial Development Corporation
OperatorReliance Infrastructure
ServesYavatmal
LocationYavatmal
Elevation AMSL1,403 ft / 429 m
Coordinates20°23′47″N 078°12′30″E / 20.39639°N 78.20833°E / 20.39639; 78.20833
Map
Yavatmal Airport is located in Maharashtra
Yavatmal Airport
Yavatmal Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 7,546 1,404 Asphalt

Jawaharlal Darda Airport is a public airport located 9 Kilometres east of the city of Yavatmal, in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, India.

History[edit]

Yavatmal Airport was constructed in 1998 by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation. [1] The airport was largely under-used being used only for government-operated aircraft. With the aim to facilitate increase in air traffic, which in turn, would help boost trade in the region, the Maharashtra State Industries Ministry began the process of modernisation of MIDC airports in 2006. It floated tenders inviting private parties to draw out a plan for airport operations.[2]Reliance Airport Developers Ltd offered the highest bid (Rs 27 crore) for Latur, Nanded and Yavatmal.[3] Yavatmal's 113.93 hectare airport premises were leased for 95 years to Reliance Airport Developers Ltd on 30 October 2009. [4] Reliance is keen to set up a facility for recycling aero parts at Yavatmal airport.[5]

Structure[edit]

Yavatmal Airport has one asphalt runway, oriented 08/26, 1400 metres long and 45 metres wide, an apron measuring 80 by 60 metres and a small terminal building.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Currently there are no operations handled. Just private & govt. Planes can be landed for special purposes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M.I.D.C." Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  2. ^ "MIDC-run airports set for makeover". Indian Express. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Reliance Airport gets five projects on lease". Times of India. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Govt pays for Yavatmal airport expansion despite leasing it out". Times of India. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  5. ^ "R-Infra sets sights on international airports". Economic Times. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2012.

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